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A crowd streamed into a 7-Eleven early Monday and grabbed snacks, drinks, tobacco products and lottery tickets, ransacking the convenience store before fleeing.
Investigators believe that the incident, which was captured on surveillance video released Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department, involved participants in a “flash mob” street takeover who stole items en masse from the store while throwing merchandise at employees. They fled before officers arrived.
The takeover began around 12:40 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Figueroa Street and El Segundo Boulevard in the Willowbrook neighborhood of South L.A., police said.
“Motorists flooded the intersection and blocked traffic with their vehicles from all directions to create a ‘pit’ in the middle of the intersection,” police said, adding that drivers did doughnuts as others watched.