Flash mob robberies new trend in violent crimes

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A violent trend is popping up across the nation, turning fatal in some instances, and several flash mob robberies and attacks have occurred in the Grand Strand.

WMFB News is delving into the mentality behind these flash mob robberies, and how police investigate a crime of this type.

WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely is talking to business owners, victims, and local police about the crime trend and we'll highlight instances in our region with recently released surveillance video.

Tune in to WMBF News at 11 p.m. Thursday as we showcase this form of crime spree and tell you how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

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