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Mob of Thieves Swarms Las Vegas Convenience Store (Video at link)
8newsnow.com ^ | May 4, 2011 | Aaron Drawhorn

Posted on 05/06/2011 7:18:21 AM PDT by Keltik

LAS VEGAS - Caught on camera, a mob of young people bombarded the City Stop convenience store on Sunset Road and Pecos Road and stole $600 in merchandise.

"It became a feeding frenzy," said City Stop owner Jon Athey. "They were in the store for three minutes and 30 seconds… It's a pretty scary thing."

Athey says the crowd darted in and snatched numerous items from the store. "Beer to jerky to candy bars to soda, whatever hit their fancy… potato chips," he said.

Athey says this tactic is known as a "swarm". After 42 years in the convenience store business, Athey says this crime stands out.

"This is the biggest one I've ever seen," he said.

If you walk into a convenience store, you expect every move to be recorded on camera. Surveillance cameras in every direction, however, didn't stop this crew.

"Now, you're seeing droves swarming in the front doors - right here - as fast as they can come in," Athey said as he watched the surveillance video. "You can see them milling around by the beer doors. Now, you're going to see them start selecting products they're putting in their coat pockets. They're putting it down their pants."

The crowd started walking out without paying, only to return. "Here it is, two minutes into the deal. They're all coming back for seconds," Athey said.

Seconds later, they grabbed more beer and the clerk's cell phone. They then rushed back out the door.

"We were blessed nobody was hurt," Athey said. Athey says the clerk followed his training. He hopes this crowd doesn't try to swarm another store.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; 3rdworldfuture; barbarians; crime; feral; lasvegas; obamasfault

1 posted on 05/06/2011 7:18:24 AM PDT by Keltik
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To: Keltik

One word:Animals


2 posted on 05/06/2011 7:18:50 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Keltik

For some reason people think that something is normally completely unacceptable if done on your own is fine if done in a group.


3 posted on 05/06/2011 7:20:20 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Keltik

Holder’s peeps.


4 posted on 05/06/2011 7:20:37 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Keltik
Beer to jerky to candy bars to soda, whatever hit their fancy… potato chips," he said.

Purple drank and Colt 45 stocks will be low until the next delivery.

Just a guess.

5 posted on 05/06/2011 7:22:47 AM PDT by TankerKC (I feel 271 degrees out of sync today, which isn't half bad.)
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To: Keltik
There is a very simple way to deal with this.

Play this sound loop over the PA system when they start coming through the door.

They'll all be gone within twelve seconds.

6 posted on 05/06/2011 7:22:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: Keltik

They need to put in those double doors like the banks have.


7 posted on 05/06/2011 7:23:15 AM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: TankerKC
Just a guess.

Confirmed after watching the video.

Stereotypes work.

8 posted on 05/06/2011 7:27:24 AM PDT by TankerKC (I feel 271 degrees out of sync today, which isn't half bad.)
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To: Keltik

Find them.

Prosecute them to the fullest extant of the law.

Then give them the maximum sentence allowable.

No plea bargains. They must serve hard jail time.


9 posted on 05/06/2011 7:29:43 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: Keltik

If he had pulled out a gun and aimed it at the first one who came through the door, my guess is that this would not have happened.


10 posted on 05/06/2011 7:33:09 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: Puppage

A second word: shotgun


11 posted on 05/06/2011 7:39:26 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

We are so cowed by political correctness, that no one will state the obvious. This was a group of black gang members. They are “ghetto” in their attitudes.

This is not the first time something like this has happened recently. And each time, it’s been young black men. It’s likely a youth gang activity. But no one will say so out loud, due to political correctness.


12 posted on 05/06/2011 7:40:33 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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We have passed the point of no return.

13 posted on 05/06/2011 7:51:43 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Puppage

This is why they make 30 round mags.


14 posted on 05/06/2011 7:54:27 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“”If he had pulled out a gun and aimed it at the first one who came through the door, my guess is that this would not have happened.””

My guess is they know convenience store operators aren’t allowed to have weapons handy. Can’t they have guards who are armed? What’s going to happen when they are desperate for food and clothing? Booze seemed more important to them in this video..

obozo sees everything that’s happening in the black communities and doesn’t have a thing to say about it!


15 posted on 05/06/2011 7:54:35 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Puppage

It’s all part of the “Entitlement” mentality that is pervasive among these people and supported by the liberals.


16 posted on 05/06/2011 8:05:56 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: Keltik
When I read the story headline, I incorrectly guessed the demographic makup of the animals who stormed the store.

I was convinced it was white teens coming back from bible camp.

17 posted on 05/06/2011 8:06:05 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: CitizenM

...that’s “entitlement” mentality.


18 posted on 05/06/2011 8:06:51 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: mnehring
For some reason people think that something is normally completely unacceptable if done on your own is fine if done in a group.

Like forcing me to give charity to illegal immigrants.

ML/NJ

19 posted on 05/06/2011 8:18:40 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: CitizenM

Like in entitled to steal things.


20 posted on 05/06/2011 8:26:52 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: popdonnelly

Just like congerss.


21 posted on 05/06/2011 9:05:55 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Keltik

From the title I thought this would be a video of the store owner doing his taxes.


22 posted on 05/06/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Keltik
I worked 2nd shift in a c store for almost 7 years. It gives you a very negative view of humanity, and it reinforced my admiration of Smith and Wesson products.

The only way things like this will be stopped is when store employees are allowed to fight back. I never bothered to ask for permission.

23 posted on 05/06/2011 9:13:10 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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24 posted on 05/06/2011 9:22:52 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: lormand
I was convinced it was white teens coming back from bible camp.

My initial suspicions were incorrect as well - They certainly didn't look at all Amish.

25 posted on 05/06/2011 9:24:52 AM PDT by Bob
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To: TankerKC

“Stereotypes work.”

Of course they do. Stereotypes exist because of widespread recognition of specific traits.


26 posted on 05/06/2011 9:29:33 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It is amazing, isn’t it? They were called: mob, thieves, a swarm, crowd — but not one use of the word “black”. Apparently, it matters not a bit that they are black.

Although I guess you could get a crowd of white people to do the same thing, most of the videos I see of these swarms stealing or more commonly attacking people or beating up people are black; the victims are sometimes black, but usually white.


27 posted on 05/06/2011 11:27:20 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: lormand

Would a group of teens coming from Bible camp have done this?

If I can go on a tangent, the liberals frequently denigrate religion in general, and Christianity in particular. Yet we’re all thinking that the least likely group of young people to get involved in crime are those for whom religion is a significant part of their lives.

We should call out the liberals on their denigrating religion, by pointing out that those involved in religion are far less likely to fall prone to all of the social pathologies which plague our society.


28 posted on 05/06/2011 12:58:00 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Puppage

29 posted on 05/07/2011 7:39:38 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: TexasRepublic

Stereotypes are stereotypes because they have a base in fact.

Instances such as these only reinforce those stereotypes.

Politically incorrect.

Too !@#$%^&*! bad!


30 posted on 05/07/2011 7:30:09 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: Keltik
Coming soon to all stores the day after the 2012 elections...

Either way...To celebrate scumbags 2nd term or to protest the crooked (obviously) election process...

31 posted on 05/08/2011 11:25:32 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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