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HUGE Gang Of Teens Swarm Posh DC Clothing Store In ‘Flash Mob’ Robbery

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A large group of youths descended on a Diesel store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Tuesday night, rushing into the store and stealing merchandise.

Around 6 p.m. the group of between 25 and 30 teenagers entered the store and stole clothing in what police describe as a flash mob-style robbery, WUSA 9 reports.

No one has been arrested in connection with the robbery, and police did not release a description of the teens. They were last seen running down M Street, home to a popular strip of upscale retail stores in Georgetown.

Retailers along that same strip of stores got in hot water last month after it came to light that workers in the stores were using an app to contact each other and local police. Some in the community say the app is being used to racially profile customers.

The idea came from a D.C. police officer who wanted to give retail workers a direct line of communication to officers patrolling in the vicinity, but was abandoned after cries of racism.

According to an analysis conducted by The Georgetowner, 330 people were mentioned as potential shoplifters in group messages between Georgetown stores and police officers between March 1, 2015 and July 5, 2015. Of those mentions, 236, or nearly three-quarters, were identified as black people.

Last week, a similar group of teens attacked a woman and her baby just blocks away from where the flash mob robbery took place.

The woman had just picked up her child from music lessons and was strapping her in the car when the group of teens ran up on the family and tried to surround their car.

The teens smashed the window with a large rock before the woman was able to pull away and flee to safety.

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