Flash mob robbery, assault at SE store (Video)

WASHINGTON – A flash mob style robbery in the District on Saturday, July 20 resulted in the assault of a store owner – and police are seeking the public’s help.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the suspects entered a business on 1535 U St. SE and started stealing items, then left.

A little bit later, one of the suspects assaulted the store clerk with a piece of lumber. The individuals were captured on video.

Additionally, the clerk offered this description of the man who assaulted him: Black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds with a medium complexion. He wore a blue shirt with a Nike emblem, a short sleeved jean jacket/vest, a white sweatband on his head, knee length jean shorts and tennis shoes.

If anyone has more information, or can identify the people in the video, they’re asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or text the tip line at 50411.

Watch the video below to see the flash mob theft and assault.

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