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D.C. Area Flash Mob Shoplifts from 7-11 Store

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A flash mob of some 50 people shoplifted snacks and drinks from a Maryland 7-Eleven Saturday night. As officers arrived at the Silver Spring convenience store late that evening, the crowd of what mainly seemed to be teenagers, dispersed.

Police stopped a group of six people ages 16-18 near Tech Road and Broadbirch Drive. Each had items from the 7-Eleven but no receipts, police said.

Detectives are investigating whether the shoplifters had attended a birthday party in the area, police said.

Police released the following surveillance video of the mass-theft in the hopes of identifying the individuals involved:

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