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'Flash mob' robbery at DC convenience store
Fox ^ | 7/24/2013

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: blackmales; dc; gangs; urban
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1 posted on 07/25/2013 7:37:12 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.
Thats what this was made for...


2 posted on 07/25/2013 7:41:21 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Altura Ct.

Figuring out who the “youths” in videos like these is like finding out if the sun will rise tomorrow.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 7:42:16 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Altura Ct.

“The previous owner, they locked the store and everything was inside,” the manager says.

“We believe in community...”
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The “community” will keep coming back for more freebies and beating you senseless until you close shop.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 7:42:34 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 7:42:44 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 7:43:26 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Altura Ct.

What color were they? LOL, just kidding.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 7:43:40 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Altura Ct.

Darn Amish!


8 posted on 07/25/2013 7:45:06 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Altura Ct.

The EBT business has it’s downside.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 7:45:58 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Kozak

A couple of shot gun blasts would save society literally millions of dollars.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 7:46:20 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Bet there was a run on Skittles and Arizona Ice Tea.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 7:46:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Altura Ct.

Flash mob robbery is Legal DC


12 posted on 07/25/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Starboard
The previous owner, they locked the store and everything was inside,” the manager says.

I guess he finally figured out why the previous owners sold it to him.
13 posted on 07/25/2013 7:58:15 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
"Let’s stop giving trendy names to what is going on."

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.

14 posted on 07/25/2013 8:04:27 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Starboard

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.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 8:06:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (race)
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To: dfwgator





This Message Not Approved by the NSA

16 posted on 07/25/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Altura Ct.
I hate to racially profile, but it sure seemed to me that all the participants in this mob were Black. They probably organized this flash mob with their free Obama phones.

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.

17 posted on 07/25/2013 8:09:39 AM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: The Great RJ
one of the mob has been rumored as having referred to the owner as a Creepy Azz Crackuh


18 posted on 07/25/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Altura Ct.

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.

http://www.sabrered.com/servlet/the-Frontiersman-Pepper-Spray-cln-Bear-Attack-Deterrent/Categories

http://www.guardian-self-defense.com/bear_spray_category.htm?gclid=CPSSx__2yrgCFadj7AodADIA3Q

Comments?


19 posted on 07/25/2013 8:14:36 AM PDT by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL It’s Goodyear neck.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 8:14:45 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.
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Convenience stores is many neighborhoods have more security than banks! Only in America.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 8:18:08 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 8:20:00 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Are you plagued by marauding pests which descend on your location and devour everything?

It’s time to call:

The Desert Locust Control Organization !

http://www.dlcoea.org.et/

“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,”


23 posted on 07/25/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
somebody in the store has to give them “permission” to leave

There's probably some code or law against this. Who hasn't seen signs that say "this door to remain unlocked during business hours"?

24 posted on 07/25/2013 8:22:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jim from C-Town
A couple of shot gun blasts would save society literally millions of dollars.

Taking advice from Joe Biden?

25 posted on 07/25/2013 8:37:39 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Most higher end jewelry stores here have those. They work well.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by sheana
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To: muffaletaman

I will have to look into this. Looks promising.


27 posted on 07/25/2013 8:42:31 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“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.”

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!


28 posted on 07/25/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Altura Ct.
It should be demanded that any National Dialog on Race Relations has to include, as part of the overall solution, a simple plan to rid our country of these feral animals so we can live in safe and peaceful communities.
29 posted on 07/25/2013 8:44:27 AM PDT by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

A society of rabid animals requires airlock style entry points.

A civil society requires no such thing.


30 posted on 07/25/2013 8:44:28 AM PDT by Prole
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To: Altura Ct.

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 ...


31 posted on 07/25/2013 8:49:19 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kozak

Don’t forget the tripod


32 posted on 07/25/2013 8:53:35 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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.


33 posted on 07/25/2013 8:53:43 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


34 posted on 07/25/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Justa
I think that was a Saiga with a drum magazine attached.

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.

35 posted on 07/25/2013 9:02:29 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Starboard

I can attest to that. There are several in St. Louis City that EVERYTHING is behind the glass.


36 posted on 07/25/2013 9:11:18 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: angcat

The Michelin Ho!


37 posted on 07/25/2013 9:11:27 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Altura Ct.
Start at 4:23
38 posted on 07/25/2013 9:16:58 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I went to the bank at lunch and found myself looking over my shoulder for a mod of skittle munching hoodie boys. This is what I worry about these days thanks to Obama and his race war.
39 posted on 07/25/2013 9:18:10 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Molon Labbie

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.


40 posted on 07/25/2013 9:19:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Molon Labbie
Undocumented Shoppers...2013


41 posted on 07/25/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: angcat

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.


42 posted on 07/25/2013 9:21:51 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Good post. Call it what it is.


43 posted on 07/25/2013 9:22:21 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


44 posted on 07/25/2013 9:22:48 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: angcat
Obama will RUE the day!





REAL AMERICA ...DESERVES SO MUCH BETTER!
45 posted on 07/25/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Starboard

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.


46 posted on 07/25/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The captions write themselves....

RJ looks like she saying, “Yesss my petsss, seize everything, your Queen is HUNGRY!”


47 posted on 07/25/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: I want the USA back
well we know who ONE of them WAS!




well we know who ONE of them WAS!

I see a rise in the market share for HIGH RESOLUTION Video equipment for ALL commercial establishments

IMAGINE how much EASIER ID-ing punks will be when their images are captured on Broadcast Grade Video ..connected VIA WIFI to the Local Police Departments!
48 posted on 07/25/2013 9:26:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Starboard
It's true I was going to drive thru but then I said the hell with it. I don't even wear my good jewelry anymore and I'm no Trump but the town I work in is ruined (Hazleton PA) so why should I call attention to myself.
49 posted on 07/25/2013 9:27:14 AM PDT by angcat
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To: molson209

You run the risk of being a racist - I would call it “Obama sanctioned wealth redistribution”.


50 posted on 07/25/2013 9:28:26 AM PDT by monocle
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