...Called “flash robs,” these crimes are being organized by young teenagers through various social media outlets, most notably Twitter. Police say the suspects select a time and place and enter the store in droves taking what they want and leaving before security or police can catch them.Please watch the two short videos below the fold (hat tip to Mustang of Social Sense):
Some of the most brazen robberies take place in the light of day and on busy streets despite all the security cameras and the watchful eyes of workers....
In our nation's capital:
In Las Vegas:
Google search "teenage flash mobs" to learn more. These incidents are increasing in frequency in multiple locations.
Why are seeing this outbreak of lawlessness?