Shocking footage has been released of a flash mob robbery of a Los Angeles 7-Eleven; no arrests have been made, all of the looters are still at large. The thieves made off with snacks and cigarettes while taunting the store owners —sending them fleeing from the area.
From The New York Post:
Video clips released by Los Angeles police show dozens of people, many of them not bothering to hide their faces, grabbing various items as they swarmed the chain store Monday shortly after midnight in the Harbor Gateway section of the city.
Snacks, drinks, cigarettes, lottery tickets and other merchandise were all lifted from the store, which also was vandalized, according to police. Looters also allegedly threw items at store employees.
After exiting the store, the throngs of suspects quickly left the area before cops arrived, police said.
“The term ‘flash mob’ was first used to describe a large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organized by means of the internet or social media,” the LAPD said in a statement.
“In the latest cases, however, ‘flash mobs’ have turned from fun spontaneous events to opportunistic criminal occurrences.”
Watch the footage above.
This story is developing…
— New York Post (@nypost) August 19, 2022