A group of rapping, thieving thugs who terrorized New York City were caught after posting the details of their exploits on Facebook… and mistakenly friending a police officer. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced a 102-count indictment against 14 members of the Crown Heights gang called the Brower Boys. ‘These Brower Bums terrorized their neighborhood for one long year, but now their cycle of crime is over,’ said Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes today. He said the group of teens, which ranged in age from 15 to 19 years old, committed numerous burglaries, assaults and robberies around Brower Park in Brooklyn. ‘Although some were as young as 13, the Brower Boys were old hands at burglaries and worse victimizing neighbors, said New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly. Commissioner Kelly said the gang’s own pride and greed lead the NYPD straight to them, after they made the ‘mistake of fighting over the proceeds on Facebook.’ NYPD Officer Michael Rodriguez managed to friend a few of the Brower Boys on the social network and thanks to their big mouths, was able to track their every move – even where they were going to hit next. The group of boys climbed fire escapes and traversed rooftops to access apartments in their own neighborhood in a year-long burglary spree that lasted from April 2011 to March 2012. The Brower Boys stole electronic equipment, like cell phones, laptops, cameras and even video games, which they would then pawn off for a profit. Officer Rodriguez didn’t even interact with the gang, letting them be their own undoing. ‘Their criminal behavior became more and more violent in a short period of time,’ District Attorney Hynes said, according to the Daily News. In one incident, four members of the gang, Derrin Dyson, 18, Dezhaun Samuels, 18, Christopher Scott, 17, and a 13-year-old, tied up a man and woman in an apartment they were robbing and sexually assaulted the female resident. The group was so brash that they even robbed a residence on Christmas Day in 2011. Members of the the NYPD Burglary, Larceny And Surveillance Team were able to make video recordings of many of their burglaries, capturing the boys climbing in and out of windows with duffel bags filled to the brim with stolen goods. But the group also made their own rap videos, which they posted on YouTube, featuring many different people in their neighborhood, not all accomplices to the alleged crimes. In one video, 700 Swagging, they attempt to start their own hashtag: #BrowerGang. ‘Some of them found the instant celebrity of social media irresistible,’ Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. One accused criminal, Dyson, even announced on his Facebook page ‘It’s break-in day on the avenue,’ while his alleged accomplice Olurabu Henry said he was ‘going to work.’ Police followed the two teens on March 2 and watched as they climbed into an apartment via the fire escape, pillaged some electronics and fled. They were immediately arrested.