‘Flash Mob’ Robbery Strikes DC Convenience Store – WTTG
Police have released surveillance video that shows persons of interest in a “flash mob” robbery that happened at a 7-Eleven store in northeast D.C.
Police say the robbery occurred on Monday, April 14 at around 9:35 p.m.
On the video, about 20 people are seen entering a convenience store on the 4400 block of Benning Road – one right after another.
The video shows several unidentified subjects dashing out the store with what appear to be goods in their hands.
According to the police report, in a matter of about three minutes, the suspects took candy, snacks and soda before running out of the door. Police say the total value of the stolen merchandise was about $350.
No one has been charged with a crime at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
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I guess we can safely assume the owner did not use a .45
A Bassfield convenience store owner killed an alleged robber, shooting him at least 11 times, WDAM reported.
Officials say the owner was also wounded during the incident. He was taken to Forrest General Hospital for surgery and is expected to recover.
The alleged robber LeRobert John of Bassfield was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to investigators, a gunman entered a Get and Go convenience store Monday morning in Jefferson Davis County on Mississippi 42 and demanded money.
The armed robber shot the store owner in the leg before all the money had been taken. The gunman exited the store but returned to take the rest of the cash. By that time the owner had a 9mm handgun. When the gunman approached, the owner shot the robber at least 11 times.
Jefferson David County Coroner Jimmy Slater said there were 11 to 13 gunshot wounds in John’s body.
No, I am not going to get into the 9mm vs .40, vs .45 debate here. Just like I do not get into the Glock vs Sig Sauer Vs Taurus vs. Beretta vs Smith & Wesson vs. Kimber vs HK vs Ruger vs Springfield debates. What caliber you use, and what gun maker you prefer is personal. I am no gun snob.
the premiums are going higher and higher, the tax burden is increasing, fuel prices are not going down, making everything cost more. And the regulations by the EPA will certainly spike energy prices, and now, another regulation in Obamacare will make your trips to the grocery store even more expensive
The nasty effects of Obamacare just keep on coming. Today it’s grocery stores complaining about a costly new rule that could raise the cost of doing business. As usual, those costs will be passed along to the consumers.
Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners — to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone.
Store owner Tom Heinen said the industry’s profit margins already are razor thin. “When you incur a significant cost, there is no way that that doesn’t get passed on to the customer in some form,” he said.
The rule stems from an ObamaCare mandate that restaurants provide nutrition information on menus. Most in the restaurant industry were supportive of the idea, but when the FDA decided to extend the provision to also affect thousands of supermarkets and convenience stores, the backlash was swift.
The proposed regulation would require store owners to label prepared, unpackaged foods found in salad bars and food bars, soups and bakery items. Erik Lieberman, regulatory counsel at the Food Marketing Institute, said testing foods for nutritional data will require either expensive software or even more costly off-site laboratory assessments.
Lieberman said failure to get it right comes with stiff penalties: ”If you get it wrong, it’s a federal crime, and you could face jail time and thousands of dollars worth of fines.” (Read More)
Well, what do you expect. the government cannot do anything without screwing it up can they? All in the name of :controlling costs” and helping the little guy. Helping the little guy to what? Get into poverty? God help us because things are just going to get worse.
This story is almost unbelievable, I say almost because there are people stupid enough to do something like this!
NEW ORLEANS – The Quicky’s convenience store in Mid-City takes its parking lot rules seriously. Very seriously.
About 4 p.m. Friday, New Orleans paramedics rushed inside the store for a man with a life-threatening medical issue.
They worked on the patient with chest pain, put him inside the vehicle, then started to speed off.
The paramedics “heard a loud noise,” and the vehicle came to a screeching halt, according to Jeb Tate, spokesman for New Orleans Emergency Medical Services.
The medics stepped out and found a boot on their ambulance.
Convenience store employees allegedly put a restrictive parking boot on the ambulance. And now it was stuck.
The paramedics were perplexed.
Tate said the ambulance had its emergency lights on the whole time.
Store employees didn’t want to talk about it. They declined requests for comment.
Apparently one of the employees took the boot off. The tire was left flat.
And so the paramedics and the man with the emergency waited.
“We actually had to delay that patient’s care by calling another ambulance out here to come transport this patient,”Tate said.
Good Freaking Grief! Of course this is New Orleans we are talking about, so….
The incident in this story went down about ten minutes from my front door. I have been in this store. This hits about as close to home as possible
Dallas store clerk attacked by group of young people
The clerk told reporters, “At first, I thought I would be able to get back into the store, and once they got me on the ground, I thought they were going to kill me.”
WFAA reported, via Free Republic:
It was an ordinary night, August 26, at the Exxon Tiger Mart at South Polk Street and Interstate 20 in Dallas.
C.J. Thomas, the store’s clerk, was behind the counter when a rush of customers came through the door at 10:12 p.m.
“There was more coming in than going out,” Thomas said. “Once they realized how many were in there, one of the students started throwing stuff and screamed out. Everything after that went crazy.”
Store surveillance cameras from different angles show bottles being thrown.
Seconds later, Thomas ran to the front door. He tried to close it, but he couldn’t hold back the crowd.
Some of them grabbed drinks, chips, and other items and began pushing their way out. Thomas said he tried to stop some people from stealing.
“In the process of them walking out, tried to stop a student with a lot of things in his hands and when I tried to do that, he shoved me out into the parking lot and swung at me,” Thomas said.
Thomas then says several men then pulled him to the ground and started kicking and punching him.
“I was terrified,” he said. “At first, I thought I would be able to get back into the store, and once they got me on the ground, I thought they were going to kill me.”
This type of thuggery is growing more common all the time now. Law enforcement has got to crack down on this. Someone is going to get killed in one of these.