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.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Maryland Board Of Education Discusses School Mask Mandate
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.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Chilly Tuesday, Plus A Chance For Snow On Wednesday
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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