We showed you last week how flash mobs of thieves have terrorized stores in D.C. Now it seems the trend is popular outside the nation's capital. A similar mob of 35 bandits struck a convenience store in Las Vegas over the weekend, making off with about $600 worth of merchandise and even the clerk's cell phone:
"It became a feeding frenzy," City Stop owner Jon Athey told KLAS-TV. "They were in the store for three minutes and 30 seconds… It's a pretty scary thing."
"This is the biggest one I've ever seen," he added.
Athey said the crooks made multiple trips during the robbery, leaving and returning to line their pockets.
"We were blessed nobody was hurt," Athey said. "You can't allow this to happen, because it's going to break out into violence. Some cashier is going to decide that he's got to defend the property, and he'll get hurt."
Police are still investigating the crime.