Probably You Should Log Out Of Facebook Before Robbing An Internet Cafe

Oh, you silly criminals. You’ve got it all planned out — the guns, the demands for money, the getaway vehicle. But when it comes to social networking, even the best laid plans for doing dastardly deeds can come unraveled. Such was the case for two men who allegedly robbed an Internet cafe in Colombia.

According to MSNBC, a story in Spanish in the publication El Tiempo says two men were hanging out an Internet cafe, just doing some normal interwebby stuff, before going to the register and demanding money at gunpoint. Once they had the cash, they escaped on a motorcycle.

An employee called the police, who discovered that even robbers set on stealing some cash like to see what their pals are doing on Facebook. One man had remained logged in on the social network, giving the cops a starting point to find his address and subsequently arrest him.

It’s almost as much of a smoking gun as say, posting a picture of yourself committing a crime on Facebook for anyone to see.

Men rob Internet cafe at gunpoint, forget to log out of Facebook [MSNBC]


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  1. lovemypets00 - You'll need to forgive me, my social filter has cracked. says:

    No, you really should stay logged into Facebook if you’re planning to rob the internet cafe. It saves everyone time and effort in tracking down your sorry behind.

  2. Nobby says:

    “Probably you should…”? If I’m gonna take advice on robbing internet cafes, it’s gonna come from someone who would begin their advice with “You should probably…”.

  3. sjb says:

    It does make the police work easier that most criminals are idiots. Most intelligent people figure out that the price is to high to do stupid things.

  4. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    Thank you Mary Beth for warning potential robbers about this. We wouldn’t want armed criminals easily caught.

  5. The Twilight Clone says:

    Internet cafe? is it 1998?

    • StopGougingMeThere! says:

      Apparently Colombia is 15 years behind the rest of the planet? Maybe all that Coka-eye-een usage?

    • oloranya says:

      It’s not uncommon for more rural areas to have them, since it’s harder/more expensive for everyone to get internet access. I visited Ireland 4 years ago and stayed in a very small rural village and it had an internet cafe.