Thieves Are Using Facebook To Plan 'Flashrob' Swarms

Petty criminals in Washington, DC are reportedly using Facebook and Twitter to plan raids on local stores, breaking new ground in idiotic criminal tactics.

DC police said a group stole lingerie from a Victoria's Secret after apparently coordinating the attack on Twitter or Facebook. Other officers and merchants around Georgetown University were quoted in the Daily Mail reporting similar incidents.

This is the sort of trend that snuffs itself out before it can really get going. Criminals dumb enough to plan their acts in writing on the internet are going to find themselves in handcuffs even faster than they find themselves in news articles about social media conspiracies.