Teens Wanted in Flash Mob Robbery of Georgetown Store - NBC4 Washington

Teens Wanted in Flash Mob Robbery of Georgetown Store



    Police say about a dozen teens planned and executed a "flash robbery" of an upscale jeans store in Georgetown. (Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014)

    D.C. Police are working to identify about a dozen teens wanted for setting up a "flash mob"-style robbery at a high-end jeans store in Georgetown two weeks ago.

    Surveillance videos from Feb. 20 shows the teens entering the True Religion Brand Jeans store on M Street just before 6:30 p.m.

    The teens then stuffed more than a thousand dollars worth of the jeans into bags they'd brought with them before running out of the store, in just a couple minutes.

    "I can't believe all of those people could steal something all at one time," said Maria Suyat, an employee at the neighboring Camper shoe store. "...We've had plenty of people steal a few shoes just from our window display, so I can only imagine having all that merchandise taken all at once."

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    The average price for the jeans is around $120 per pair.

    "It's just disheartening that we work every day and we make a decent amount of money trying to afford these things, and then they just go in and take it," said a shopper.

    Workers at the True Religion store declined to talk about the incident.

    If you have any information on the robbery, you're asked to call D.C. Police at 202-727-9099.