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Flash Mob Robs 7-Eleven

November 28, 2011 by  

Flash Mob Robs 7-Eleven

Across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged from the growing popularity of flash mobs: flash mob robberies.

Flash mobs — which are usually sudden performances in public places organized via telecommunication, social media or email — have been growing in popularity since 2003. The organizers usually assemble for a brief time, portray their message and disperse with no harm done to the public or area in which they perform.

More frequent occurrences of the use of flash mobs to commit crimes, however, have law enforcement officials throughout the Nation worried.

Recently, in Silver Spring, Md., a group of about 70 young people entered a 7-Eleven and began taking snacks, drinks and merchandise out of the store without paying as the clerk stood by helplessly. Police said they may have identified 22 of the suspects caught on video surveillance but will have a difficult time figuring out which ones actually shoplifted, which ones paid and which ones stood around and watched, according to HLN.

This is not the first time criminal flash mobs have been reported. In fact, this is the second occurrence in Maryland alone. Over the summer, several flash mob robberies occurred throughout the country.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    Oh, I see. This is what they teach in public schools. Does that mean this is America’s new self-employment? So how do these people pay their fair share?
    Are there IRS agents outside these stores? Something doesn’t seem quite right, so I’ll wait for all-knowing utopians to make some comments.
    While I’m waiting, I think it would be best to scope out some stores and wait for a flash mob to show up to “take” what they want. Then, I’ll “take” what I want from them.
    Who says self-employment isn’t better than working for someone else? And, I’ll get to decide what the government gets or doesn’t get. What a country!

    • eddie47d

      More useless verbiage from SC and not a lick of sense. The article has nothing to do with public schools and they are probably bored drop outs anyway. Bringing up the IRS was a desperate attempt in trying to be cute SC but you failed the test and maybe there is a flash-bang mob going off in your head. LOL

      • Opal the Gem

        As usual eddie is quick to criticize but has nothing constructive to add.

      • eddie47d

        Stop squawking like an old bird Opal! Since you never-never add anything go slide back under your blankie. When you do think of something then you can come out from hiding. Even then I won’t expect much of anything unless you’re a bigger troll than SC. She barks without facts too so are you related?

        • Opal the Gem

          My job isn’t to offer any answers but rather to point out your useless remarks. There are others who do a marvelous job of rebutting the few points you attempt to make.

        • eddie47d

          Your job! Now isn’t that arrogance at it’s finest.You have deluded yourself so crawl back under that blankie.

          • RockyRoad

            Criminals come in ALL races and or ethnicity. It is the attitude of the brazen criminals that concerns me most.

            The police for the most part are powerless to protect the citizens. The priority of the police in my area is to collect road side taxes. *writing tickets*

            I would prefer constructive remarks versus the attacking of fellow posters.

            For me I feel that as a population if ALL citizens are allowed to protect home, property, and business.

            Always be aware of your surroundings without looking aware.

            Be safe and have a Merry Christmas.

  • Joe

    Why is it that the politicians aren’t saying anything about this? Democrats have permitted blacks and hispanics to run the country in the toilet. We need responsibility for the nation to be become the greatest nation on earth. Minorities hurt their chances for respect every time they do this stuff. The store owners will start shooting these criminals and no one will care.

    • 403 Forbidden

      Joe, it grieves me to see your racist response to this story because you’re falling for the old “divide and conquer”. After being the pro-slavery party before the Civil War and the Jim Crow party for 100 years after it, the Democrats suddenly discovered ‘civil rights’ – not because the USA was morally wrong to treat races unequally (the greatest nation on earth treated the many responsible blacks and hispanics just as badly as the few irresponsible ones) – and not because it was a horrible waste of individual aspirations and the nation’s potential – but because they saw that minorities could become another captured voting bloc.

      Dr. King had it right, but of course the many power-loving parasites who followed him f’d it all up. Now an average Joe like yourself sees that a sense of collective wrong and entitlement encouraged by politicians and the welfare state (which just happened to capture all those votes for them) have ruined the family structure and the moral fiber of the USA’s minorities, and they don’t even know what hit them. But your moral fiber is endangered, too, because you’re blaming the effect instead of the cause. Keep your eyes on our common enemies, the parasites (‘left’ and ‘right’) who want to control what you and I think and feel so they can increase their control over the USA and the world.

      I think we will both be proven right. I agree with you that somewhere soon a Caucasian shopkeeper is going to open fire on a flash mob of minority youth. That shopkeeper is going to be +CRUCIFIED+, first by the media and then by the so-called justice system, both of which will fall all over themselves to excoriate “racism” (and, of course, to take another shot at the Second Amendment by decrying “armed vigilanteism”). I’ll bet that a few incidents in which a minority shopkeeper defends his or her shop against a flash mob will be ignored first while the media wait for a situation with the right mix of races to be made into yet another GMA morality play featuring interviews with the sobbing mothers of little thieves who got themselves wasted stealing a bag of chips.

      Joe, I’m not saying you should ignore the very real trend toward violence among the minority poor or let yourself be a victim of it, I’m just asking you not to fall for the easy answer the PTB want you to. You may find that some of your strongest allies and compatriots happen to have black or brown skin.

      • W. L. Roy

        ….these rip-off artists people are NOT poor. They are the product of a racist, gimme attitude among the black minorities. They are really hurting the good people of the black race.

        • steve

          yeah and they all have I-pods, I- phones, $200.00 tennis shoes, and expensive tatoos….

    • EyesWideOpen

      You shoot one of these low life scumbags and the Nazi police and courts will see to it that you do life in prison. Have you been sleeping? We are not allowed to defend ourself in this putrid country!

    • eddie47d

      PLD has a terrible record of bringing up minorities and trying to put an ugly face on them. Some of you always join in as if this isn’t but a few low life’s committing a crime. It should be considered an isolated but a deliberate incident.( Were all the incidents involving blacks or was that convienient for Sam Rolley)The store could limit the amount of customers in a store at one time or close down and stop serving that particular neighborhood. Security guards anyone? The store owner couldn’t have done much of anything and probably didn’t realize he was being robbed until they started to leave. To some of you John Wayne’s who always go for the kill. How would you know if you were shooting a customer or the thieves? Then you’d be nothing but a murdering store clerk. Better to lose a few goods than an innocent life. This faze of stupidity by the perps will end when these stores take more precautions and they better act fast. For these copy cat “flash mobs” are nothing more than existing gangs who found a new way of hustling people.

      • Bob Livingston

        Dear eddie47d,

        Please point out for me where anyone’s race was mentioned in this story. Please point out for me any story to confirm this statement by you: “PLD has a terrible record of bringing up minorities and trying to put an ugly face on them.”

        If this is the extent of your intellect, I would suggest you keep your thoughts to yourself. Understand that ad hominems will not be allowed to stand, nor will you be allowed to continue posting if you continue them.

        Best wishes,

        • eddie47d

          The pictures Bob …The pictures! You know Maxine,Pelosi,Obama-Chavez. They are meant to incite and that is exactly what they do and proven once again today. Thank You.

          • Bob Livingston

            Dear eddie47d,

            The picture is from a surveillance camera taken from the actual 7-11, not some photo chosen to advance an agenda. Would you have us photoshop it to turn the perpetrators into white people? Your charges of racism against my staff and me are unfounded, unappreciated and uncalled for. Be advised, you are on probation.

            Best wishes,

          • eddie47d

            I wouldn’t want anything photo shopped. Why would I raise heck about that on Saturday if I would want that.

          • BSG

            Its just an expression of social justice. Rob from the soulless corporations, it doesn’t hurt anyone.

      • Dennis48e

        From the tone of your post eddie you condone the actions of the flash mobs.

        • eddie47d

          Flash mobs are generally harmless and mostly a group of people having a good time and no harm is done. So the authors comparison was also weak in that aspect.

          • Dennis48e

            The news original news reports by the MSM called them a flash mob so it is not an invention of the author of the article. If you had bothered to actualy comprehend the article the author said MOST flash mobs were harmeless.

          • eddie47d

            If it’s all so harmless then why is there so much talk of shooting people as stated below? I still say it’s about inciting certain folks against others.

          • gunner 689

            Yeah; like that flash mob that attacked all those white people leaving the Wis. State Fair last summer. Just harmless kids having some fun. I say shoot them like the animals they are, black, white or brown. If you don’t want to be stereottyped don’t act stereotypical.

      • s c

        e, what’s going on in that little mind of yours? Bob L was right when he said there wasn’t one word mentioned about any “minority” in the article. The ONLY way you could misconstrue the obvious is to have looked at the PHOTO and then added 1 + 1 to get 9.
        Did you ever pass an English course in your life? I can only conclude that you BOUGHT your way out of school, comrade. Thank God you never got into politics, or we’d never be rid of you.

        • eddie47d

          A picture can speak a thousand words SC and that is all some people need to fall off the banana wagon …err swill wagon. Which you have eagerly endorsed as always. I certainly hope a picture of yourself never shows the light of day and doesn’t match your devilish comments.

          • Dennis48e

            The picture shows ONE black, ONE white, and ONE indeterminate. How is that trying to make all flash mobs all black in makeup?

          • eddie47d

            Two blacks or ARE YOU TRYING TO WHITEWASH THE STORY?

          • libertytrain

            Good grief eddie – perhaps you should take it up with 7-11 – tell them they have no right to have these cameras – how dare they….

    • James

      Joe, We were the greatest nation on earth, now, we’re headed the other way.

      • Karolyn

        Yeah, just scroll down to see the people advocating violence to curb the violence. This is one of the most violent countries in the world as it is. We certainly don’t need to be encouraging more!

        • gunner 689

          Maybe that’s why we are one of the last bastion of freedoms on earth. We still have the ability to stand up to evil.

  • Karolyn

    There was one in Charlotte over Memorial Day but nothing since they put a curfew in effect. However, I am appalled as I watch the news for Charlotte every morning and see another hit-and-run, shooting or fatal auto accident. I used to live close to NYC, which is nowhere near as violent as Charlotte, NC.

    • Dennis48e

      Karolyn, is it not as violent or are the people in the NE so accustomed to it most violence goes unreported by the news services.

      • Karolyn

        Actually, crime in NYC went down over the past 10 years or so. I used to watch the NY news every morning and never heard of so much going on. When I moved here, I was shocked! Of course, NYC is so much bigger than Charlotte; however, the consensus of people I speak to is that it is pretty bad there. They hired a new chief who really has done a lot to curb the crime over the past few years, though. Where I live, in Podunk, there is very little crime even though it is an economically depressed area and has been since way before the recession.

        • independant thinker

          fatel auto accidents are not violent crime. While hit-and-run could be called violent crime it technicaly isn’t unless it is proven tp be a premeditated deliberate act.

          • Karolyn

            They’re usually drunk.

          • independant thinker

            Being drunk doesn’t make it a violent crime.

  • Roadkill


    • Al Sieber

      Hasn’t hit Arizona yet either, it could get interesting though.

  • Old Man Jack

    Any man who doesn’t keep a firearm close at hand , isn’t one .

  • Fred G.

    This is nothing more than ‘gang rape’ of a retail establishment. But, of course this type of minority upheaval of society’s established norms is supported by AG Holder and ‘O’.

  • jeff07080

    It’s all relative.If 50 illegals were crossing the border and you shot 25, the other 25 would go back and tell the rest”they are killing us.” They will stop coming.If you shot half of those animals in the 7/11,it would slow the things to a crawl.

    • Vagabond

      why just half of them JEFF? SHOOT ALL OF THE SORRY SLIMEBALLS,

      • Karolyn

        Sick sentiment. Violence is no cure for violence. This country is violent enough already, being one of the most violent in the world. It figures, hearing what some of you advocate.

        • independant thinker

          Wrong Karolyn. Here are 3 examples of western european countries with a higher crime rate than the US and the other WE countries rank between France and the UK.

          United Kingdom over 2,000 per 100,000 population
          Austris 1,677 per 100,000
          France 506 per 100,000

          The US violent crime rate is 466 per 100,000. Numbers are from an article in “The Telegraph” a newspaper in the UK

        • gunner 689

          It’s called taking out the trash.

        • eddie47d

          Murders in the USA are 89 times higher than in France. We rank 3rd while France ranks 36th. Now total crimes are 2 times higher in USA vs France but surprisingly there are more victims in France by .03%. Murder victims in Britain are lower than ours although they like France have more petty criminals which brings up their average.

          • Opal the Gem

            More useless drivel from eddie. The discussion is about violent crime rates not murder rates. Besides, independent gave a source for his facts where is your source? Given the veracity of your past claims I would conclude your source for your “facts” is your over-active imigination.

          • RockyRoad


            5 out of 5 dentist surveyed says that like their patients to eat chocolate.

            Anyone can make up numbers. Please state the source of information and then it gains credibility.

            Crime is on the rise. We can either keep our heads in the sand or truly seek ways to prevent them.

            That peace, safety, and concord may be the portion of our native land, and be long enjoyed by our fellow-citizens, is the most ardent wish of my heart, and if I can be instrumental in procuring or preserving them, I shall think I have not lived in vain.

          • RockyRoad

            The last paragraph above is a quote from Thomas Jefferson.

          • eddie47d

            Still being uppity Opal?

          • Opal the Gem

            “Still being uppity Opal?”

            In other words I am correct and the only source for your “facts” is your over active imagination>

    • Gerd

      The “flash mob” needs to see a flash, a bang and what 00 buckshot do. Problem solved.

      • duaner

        That is a good one. A flashbang would be poetic justice.

  • sketchmiester

    I don’t think we have seen the worst yet and it will take some shootings to slow the start of this trend. It seems the popular social sites have some work to do also. Store owners should start by posting warning signs. “Mob thieves will be SHOT!”

  • Dean Behrens

    I agree, shoot their ass and all this will slow to a crawl

  • Merlin Martin

    It is a wonder what a HK 12 gauge riot pump shotgun can do to a crowd!! Just bring it out and point it toward the door — then watch the crowd scatter.

  • Ranchman

    I do have to agree with the comment on the public education system. And no, this wasn’t mention in the article. Yet, school does play a huge part in the lives of our youths and these youths have obviously NOT been taught anything good. What about the parents, too? What have they taught these kids? This is the condition of America today. The Communist Party of the USA has tirelessly worked to rid this nation of its Patriotism,, morality and Spirituality since at least the 50′s. It’s working. Go to and order the $18.00 documentary Agenda: Grinding America Down. You will definitely learn something.

    • Ranchman

      correction. is the address for the video

    • eddie47d

      You are partially correct but I would say you have fallen for the propaganda on the right also. The CPUSA has almost no influence in America and really isn’t on anyone’s radar except for a few die hards on both sides. Now remember that if capitalism wasn’t so outrageously corrupt and manipulating then communism would probably disappear from the face of the earth. Stop looking for excuses in what they might do and improve what you can do to make our system better. At this point and time in America it is Wall Street and crony capitalism that is “grinding America down”. Stay alert but not paranoid.

  • Joyce from Loris

    I understand that these kids need to be stopped. I also understand that every surveillance tape that shows “flash mobs” show the kids are black or brown. I understand and it is an absolute crime. But in Walterboro, SC, a sixteen year old child was shot and killed by a home owner who caught him breaking into the home owner’s outside storage building. This kid was committing a crime, and should have to pay for it, but not with his life. I would not be able to go to sleep, thinking I had killed a kid over a chain saw. It is a terrible problem with no easy answers.

  • Angel Wannabe

    These youngins that don’t know how to do anything other than cause trouble, were smart enough to figure this out, weren’t they..___Show up fast and in numbers, take attention off of the attendant, shoplift, then leave___The criminals know that there is no way, one or two attendants are gonna stop them, unless they have a gun!_-You can bet your rearend if I worked at a convenience store, I’d be packing, no dounbt about it today!!!
    Where the hell’s the Parents??__Where’s the accountability??

  • Fred Lopiccolo

    If you think Flash Mobs are only going to mob 7 Elevens wait to they begin Flash Mobbing Americans in their homes. I wouldn’t put it pass these individuals to do such a thing.

    The power players behind the scenes know exactly what is going on and they love it. The more chaos, the more laws and control they will enact upon law abiding citizens.

  • http://drgnnr Juan A. Pacheco

    In the words of OBAMA “You are the reason I was elected ” This admn. is more interested in banning our traditional weapons. It doesn’t surprise me, what do you expect from a man who cares less about our country’s history, tradition, hardships and victories foughtfrom previous wars? that made this country great?

  • gunner 689

    These “folks” are the real life version of the Walking Dead. Instead of zero repurcussions they should be met with the business end of a 12 ga. This crap would stop if a few of them left what little brains they have lying on the floor. In Nam we would have called this a target rich enviroment.

  • DanB

    In my faith, I read about a group called the Gadianton Robbers. The first thing that popped in my head after reading this is these are modern Gadianton Robbers. If the Gadianton Robbers of the scriptures of my faith had cell phones, internet, computers and social media, this sounds like a perfect fit…. For although they started as a secret society in the end they became very bold and open in their activities because the people had become so corrupt as a whole. Of course, then perhaps I should ask how corrupt we’ve become as a soceity, of course all I have to do is see the main stream media lauding the occupy bums and I have my answer.

  • http://Boblivingston Lyle McDaniel

    Don’t you think if the buisneses in these areas would just put remote controled locks on the doors , controled from the cashiers area . and lock the doors , send call to the cops in the same instant so they would be at the scene for rapid arrest , that would take the thrill and fun out of it ?

  • Gringo Infidel

    No doubt those who feign sympathy with the oppressed masses who partake of this criminal behavior will claim this is just a form of protest that is somehow in their twisted interpretation of the Constitution is protected.

    Fools – Hey store owners – shoot them – I’ll wager the state will send the police to arrest you for protecting your property when they cannot.

    Remember that police have weapons to protect themselves rather than you.

  • gunner 689

    The only way to stop an infectious disease is to thin the herd.

  • gunner 689

    86 % of the violent crimes commited in the USA are caused by blacks and hispanics. 92 % of their victims are also minorities and most of the victims have criminal records. Solution: let them kill each other off and shoot the survivors. Advise: keep them in their cesspool ghettos and stay out of them yourself.


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