Posted on November 22, 2011

Flash Mob Shoplifts at Silver Spring 7-Eleven

Matthew Stabley, NBC Washington, November 22, 2011

About 50 people simultaneously shoplifted from a Silver Spring, Md., 7-Eleven Saturday night.


The shoplifters–described as teens and young adults–took items including snacks and drinks, police said

Police stopped a group of six people ages 16-18 near Tech Road and Broadbirch Drive. Each had items from the 7-Eleven but no receipts, police said.

Detectives are investigating whether the shoplifters had attended a birthday party in the area, police said.


Flash mob crime in the county has prompted lawmakers to consider teen loitering legislation and a teen curfew.


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