The Hollywood Bling Ring
21st Century Caper
It was only fitting, then, when the police used technology to turn the table on the alleged burglary team. Savvy investigators perused Facebook and Myspace to determine that the suspects were friends. This was a truly 21st century caper from start to finish.
Los Angeles police captain Beatrice Girmala told the Associated Press, "Diligence and exhaustive follow-up by LAPD detectives led to the linkage of 10 cases, and these 10 cases led us to a ring of suspects who utilized technology and various Internet resources to track the calendars of high-profile celebrities."