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Flash Mob Robbery in Maryland

by James Denison / August 22, 2011 1:04 AM PDT

I wonder how they intend to stop this new tactic for robbery? Unless they set an example of quick action, maybe even a shooting, this will increase. Fewer will be willing to do this if they fear harm.


"A "flash mob" believed to have been organized on the Internet robbed
a Maryland convenience store in less than a minute, police said
Tuesday, and now authorities are using the same tool to identify
participants in the crime. Surveillance video shows a couple of
teens walking into the Germantown 7-Eleven store Saturday at 1:47 a.m.
Then, in a matter of seconds, dozens more young people entered and
grabbed items from store shelves and coolers. Police said the teens left
the store together, without paying for anything. "At least 28 different individuals" have been confirmed on the video, Capt. Paul Starks told CNN Tuesday."

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flash mob robbery organized thru SM sites
by McMargaret / August 23, 2011 3:04 PM PDT

... and or by emails and texts..

and that could possibly be true. As the social media sites have played a huge role in communicating, it also have been abused by those who can't help themselves spreading crime, tormenting the innocent.. defiling all that is good and pure.

"Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament that "when people are using social media for violence, we need to stop them."

But I guess, it's going to be difficult and almost impossible to stop or even monitor people or teens on what they're doing on the net.. if they're planning something or what. It's just going to be like, the parents' responsibility to look after their children.

i guess the guard could have caught a person or two from that group if he's alert.
as to what i saw, they weren't that many.. and if there's at least 1 person that's caught, they could interrogate the suspect

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It's happened again
by James Denison / August 27, 2011 3:22 AM PDT

I want to see some strong crackdown on those involved and make it clear on TV and internet that they will be prosecuted, convicted and assigned some strong justice. I think I'd want a door I could electronically lock and keep the culprits in the building until they agreed to pay, or would be held for police. Supposedly it's happened 3 times in this one store, so how many times in other stores? If a door could be quickly locked when a mob approach was sighted, it could help end these.


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