Flash mob robs Cedar Rapids store

Police looking for up to 40 suspects.

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 3:50 PM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in eastern Iowa are looking for members of a mob of up to 40 people that swarmed into a Cedar Rapids convenience store, stealing items and destroying property in just seconds.

The Des Moines Register reports that the incident happened around 10:30 July 3 following a nearby fireworks show. Police say surveillance video of the Casey's General Store shows a large group of young people entering the store, grabbing items from shelves and refrigerated coolers and rushing back out of the store's doors — knocking over displays on the way out. From start to finish, the incident took less than 90 seconds.

The store's two clerks appeared powerless to stop the crowd.

Police say one juvenile has been arrested, but they're seeking the public's help in identifying others involved.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
40° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 31°
Albert Lea
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 32°
Austin
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 38°
Charles City
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
Rochester
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 33°
Warmer weather is set to return this week
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

MN AP football poll

Image

Mayo falls to Lakeville South in Section semis

Image

Figuring out Rochester's city budget

Image

Parking lot proposal

Image

Kavars trial: Day One

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast

Image

Affordable housing preservation program

Image

Looking at heat and the cold weather rule

Image

Highway speed changes

Image

Golden Apple: Julie Lawler

Community Events