Delaware State Police are weighing in on a national trend of “Flash Mob” crime sprees.
A “Flash Mob” is when a group of people, organized via social media gather at a public place to perform a dance or other innocent form of entertainment. In recent times both nationally and regionally, large groups have taken advantage of the gathering to commit criminal acts, specifically large scale thefts, similar to “looters” in a civil unrest situation.
While there have been no reported incidents in Delaware or on Delmarva, Delaware State Police is offering advice to residents. “See Something, Say Something” is their monicker to increase situational awareness. If you suspect you witness a flash mob crime spree you should call 9-1-1, appropriate notify mall or store security, notify adjacent businesses and obtain descriptions of those involved.