About 50 people simultaneously shoplifted from a Silver Spring, Md., 7-Eleven Saturday night. Officers arriving at the store in the 12200 block of Tech Road after 11:20 p.m. saw several people gathered in surrounding parking lots and on side streets, police said. They began to disperse when police arrived.
The shoplifters described as black teens and young adults took items including snacks and drinks, police said. Police stopped a group of six people ages 16-18 near Tech Road and Broadbirch Drive. Each had items from the 7-Eleven but no receipts, police said. Detectives are investigating whether the shoplifters had attended a birthday party in the area, police said. In August, dozens of young people entered a 7-Eleven in Germantown and took items without paying, police said.