Mysterious Flash Mob Swarms Convenience Store & Rips Off $600 in Food in 3 Minutes
Another mysterious flash mob theft spree occurred Monday this time at the City Stop convenience store.
See if you can figure out what the media missed in their coverage.
This time the flash mob struck a convenience store in Las Vegas.
8 News Now reported:
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.”
When did it become taboo to report the race of a criminal flash mob?