Philippine police tracked
down a suspect in a series of grisly robberies and murders with the help
of his Facebook account, officials said Tuesday.
Mark Dizon, a
28-year-old computer technician, did not resist when arrested Tuesday
while talking with his father in a public square in northern San
Fernando city, police Senior Superintendent Danilo Bautista said.
is accused of killing nine people — six Filipinos, an American, a
Canadian and a Briton — in three different robberies at hotels and homes
this month in Angeles city. The area, near the former U.S.-run Clark
Air Force Base some 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Manila, is
home to many retired expatriates.
Dizon, who is from a well-off
family and according to police had a fascination with guns, was Facebook
friends with the daughter of one of the victims. A friend of her family
showed his photo on the popular social networking site to witnesses to
help identify him, police said.