Flash mob robbery at DC gas station

- Police are searching for roughly a dozen suspects who they say stormed a gas station convenience store in D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood and stole items from the shelves.

The incident happened Monday, January 16 at around 9 p.m. at the Exxon station in the 3600 block of M Street. Surveillance video shows approximately 12 people riding their bicycles into the gas station's parking lot before entering the store.

An employee of the store appears to confront the group of teens at the entrance before retreating behind an enclosed register area where he makes a phone call. A second employee walks to a room in the back of the store and closes a door behind him.

The teenagers start taking items and then run out of the convenience store without paying as they flee on their bicycles.

An employee told FOX that this is the fifth time this kind of flash mob-style robbery has happened in the last three months. 

The location is adjacent to a steep staircase made famous after being featured in the film, "The Exorcist."

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text information to 50411.

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