Police in Las Vegas are still trying to put the pieces together after a “swarm” robbery that took place March 30.
Police say a group of 15 cars pulled up to a convenience store at 3am. That’s when 35 people piled into the store and started taking whatever they wanted without paying.
“Beer to jerky to candy bars to soda, whatever hit their fancy… potato chips,” owner Jon Athey told 8NewsNow, describing what took place. “It became a feeding frenzy, they were in the store for three minutes and 30 seconds… It’s a pretty scary thing.”
In total the thieves only got away with $600 worth of goods, but it could have gotten much worse had the store clerk on duty tried to stop them.
“You can’t allow this to happen, because it’s going to break out into violence. Some cashier is going to decide that he’s got to defend the property, and he’ll get hurt,” Athey said.
Police are looking at the surveillance video in hopes of catching the perpetrators. It shouldn’t be too difficult, since their faces are all caught on camera as well as some of their license plate numbers.