Flash-mobbing for fun and profit

Dubai's first attempt at a flashmob stunt may not have gone according to plan, but it seems that the flashmob craze has more uses than just annoying and confusing passers-by

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By  Mark Sutton Published  October 6, 2008

Dubai's first attempt at a flashmob stunt may not have gone according to plan, but it seems that the flashmob craze has more uses than just annoying and confusing passers-by.

A bank robber in Washington state is reported to have recruited his own unsuspecting flashmob, via Craigslist, and then arranged for them to appear, wearing identical outfits and masks, right outside of the bank as he was making his getaway after jumping a security guard carrying a bag of cash. The robber escaped in the confusion as around a dozen decoys, who were not in on the plot, milled around outside of the bank.

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