Skip to comments.'Flash mob' robbery at DC convenience store
Posted on 07/25/2013 7:37:12 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
"It was crazy. Beyond our control," says the manager of the King Convenience store in the 1500 block of U Street in Southeast D.C.
He says a flash mob of teens stole candy, soda and other items from his store Saturday night.
"Bunch of kids, more than 20 or 30, grabbed everything," he says, asking not to be identified. "They grabbed everything and then ran away from the store."
An employee ran outside to try and stop some of the teens involved in the flash mob. He was confronted by one of them armed with a stick and is now recovering at home from his injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5'8" tall, 180 pounds, with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a Nike emblem, short-sleeve jean jacket or vest, a white sweatband on his head, and knee-length jean shorts and tennis shoes.
The previous owner, they locked the store and everything was inside, the manager says. We believe in community and opened everything up and try to do business, but sometimes it's hard.
The new owners, who took over a year and half ago, say they would like to see police patrol the block every two hours or so, and crack down on loitering nearby.
For now, they don't plan to start locking everything up behind glass again.
"I have a lot of good customers, and because of them, I will try to keep it the way it is now," says the manager.
If you can identify any of the teens or know anything about the theft, you should call D.C. Police at 202-727-9099.
Figuring out who the “youths” in videos like these is like finding out if the sun will rise tomorrow.
The previous owner, they locked the store and everything was inside, the manager says.
We believe in community...”
The “community” will keep coming back for more freebies and beating you senseless until you close shop.
Send the bill for everything to Holder and Obama along with a lawsuit for not carrying out their duties and for encouraging mob criminal behavior.
Let’s stop giving trendy names to what is going on. Its not a “flash mob” — its a lawless group of criminals who stole from a store. The reason it happens on this scale is because the rule of law is breaking down in our cities.
What color were they? LOL, just kidding.
The EBT business has it’s downside.
A couple of shot gun blasts would save society literally millions of dollars.
Bet there was a run on Skittles and Arizona Ice Tea.
Flash mob robbery is Legal DC
Nothing new. Don't you remember reading about the Dalton flash mob or the James flash mob or the Clanton flash mob or the...well, you get it.
I’ve heard of liquor stores in some of these ghetto areas, in which the clerk sits behind bullet proof glass, and slides the bottles of liquor to you through a trap door.
Maybe that’s the only way these businesses can do business in the ghetto anymore. Now that flash mobbing is becoming so common, even in some nicer areas, we could see changes in how these places do business.
From the video this store is obviously in a poor neighborhood where the residents don't have a lot of options to buy their necessities and is likely a locally owned small business. Where will these people get their food if the owner can't afford these losses and closes the store? DC officials have stopped Wall Mart from opening stores in the district so the shopping options for residents will get pretty thin with these hooligans causing small businesses to close.
Maybe every store should keep a couple of these behind the counter, and spray everyone in site when a flash mob attacks. You cannot do crowd control in a situation like this with lethal force.
LOL It’s Goodyear neck.
Ive heard of liquor stores in some of these ghetto areas, in which the clerk sits behind bullet proof glass, and slides the bottles of liquor to you through a trap door.
Convenience stores is many neighborhoods have more security than banks! Only in America.
If a small business is in a high crime area, they definitely need to consider a security “airlock”, which is not difficult to set up. Many businesses already use them.
A single person pushes a doorbell to request admission. Someone in the store pushes a buzzer to allow the outer door to be opened. But the inner door cannot be opened when the outer door is opened. So that one person enters the airlock at a time.
Once inside, and the outer door is closed, they get buzzed again through the inner door. When it is open, the outer door cannot be opened. The reverse process to leave.
The airlock itself is built of thick laminate and bolted to the floor.
The concept is similar to the ancient walls against fast moving brigands, such as the great wall of China. It wouldn’t keep them out, and wasn’t designed to; but it could prevent them from, as a group, quickly entering, raiding and leaving.
Employees and customers get used to the idea quickly. And even armed robbers have a major problem with it, because somebody in the store has to give them “permission” to leave. If they let them through the inner door, they are trapped in a thick laminate box, and their weapon is useless.
Are you plagued by marauding pests which descend on your location and devour everything?
It’s time to call:
The Desert Locust Control Organization !
“Initially, the Organization was mandated to promote control operations and forecast techniques against upsurges and plagues of the Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Foreskal).
Later, the mandate was extended to include better management of infestations of other migratory pests,”
There's probably some code or law against this. Who hasn't seen signs that say "this door to remain unlocked during business hours"?
Taking advice from Joe Biden?
Most higher end jewelry stores here have those. They work well.
I will have to look into this. Looks promising.
“Ive heard of liquor stores in some of these ghetto areas, in which the clerk sits behind bullet proof glass, and slides the bottles of liquor to you through a trap door.”
I’ve been to one, Across the street from the completely defunct Randall Mall. Cleveland “suburb.” Kinda freaked me out when I walked in. Got in and out as quickly as possible!
A society of rabid animals requires airlock style entry points.
A civil society requires no such thing.
The NSA has records of the texting/cell phone arrangements and could pinpoint which community organizer has invited these vermin to gather and flashmob-rob the store. But of course, like everything else associated to Holder and his people, the spying on communications will only be used on the democrips’ enemies, never on the criminal holdermobs. Feathers and tar and rails are long overdue ...
Don’t forget the tripod
The reason it happens on this scale is because of community organizers. A pack of dogs assembles to rob and assault because someone organizes the mob. Period. We have a community organizer in the White Hut. And we’re surprised that these flashmobbery occur? For such a disease there are only a few remedies, one of which would be impossible because the Congress is run by the republicants and the senate by the democrips. Personally, I carry a couple of extra hi cap mags.
Content of character = FAIL. They have no right even celebrating MLK day since they don’t adhere to his own teachings. But its a vapid and stupid new society of lil entitled hoodlums perpetrated on us all.
There is another way to deal with this vermin. ALL clerks must have ear muffs with them at all times and a very high db siren starts when a clerk pushes the button. The sound can be loud enough to hurt even rap-deadened ears. Also, a spray of permanent paint, in optic yellow is positioned over the entry so these 'borrowers' are marked as they leave the premises. Of course marking the vermin assumes the leos in the area are not under holder-orders to stand down.
I can attest to that. There are several in St. Louis City that EVERYTHING is behind the glass.
The Michelin Ho!
Everybody in America increasingly lives or works behind multiple layers of security and surveillance. The security business must be booming. The firearms business in this country ain’t doing too bad either.
America used to be the land of the Free. Now its the land of Fear.
I was in a local bank last week and had the same thoughts. There’s no question about it; you feel vulnerable. And you are.
Good post. Call it what it is.
Although shown clearly on the video, police will be unable to indentify any of the criminals, or to establish a possible motive.
Marx would be happy. The underclass rising up against the oppressors.
Land of defiance perhaps? Blacks are being taught to defy the law. White people are finally getting the message that they are to be satisfied with victimhood and are defying that role. The elected vermin are defying the Constitution and living in constant violation of their oaths. And the entire dying Republic is defying God’s clear directions for living.
The captions write themselves....
RJ looks like she saying, “Yesss my petsss, seize everything, your Queen is HUNGRY!”
You run the risk of being a racist - I would call it “Obama sanctioned wealth redistribution”.
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