GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP/WJZ) — It’s the new trend in crime: flash mob thefts. And it’s happening here in Maryland.

Adam May has more on the robbery at a Germantown 7-Eleven store.

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Montgomery County Police are investigating a robbery of a 7-Eleven in Germantown by more than two dozen people.

Police say the so-called “flash mob robbery” happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

The group of about 24 people entered the store, stole snacks, drinks and other items and left after about one minute.

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Police have identified several of the suspects through surveillance video.

A police spokeswoman says she doesn’t know how the robbery was organized.

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