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Dozens of people entered a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia and began trashing the place on Saturday.
Footage shows people throwing food and standing on furniture as employees stand helplessly to stop the chaos. The aftermath saw rubbish and produce strewn across the floor of the store as throngs of people thronged outside.
The Philadelphia Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital that officers are investigating the incident.
The video is just the latest example in a series of smash-and-grab crimes, which see organized groups steal goods from shops with impunity.
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Employees of a California jewelry store repelled attempted robberies earlier this year. Sarah Baca and Dallas Baca were inside their parents’ store, Princess Bride Diamonds, when at least four hooded robbers broke in.
“I think it’s like our livelihood and…we want California be great again,” Sarah told Fox & Friends in May. “And it’s like home. We want to defend it. I grew up here all my life.”
“It’s sad…what the state has come to terms with, but I think with…good people all coming together…all have the same values, we can turn things around, I hope,” he said. – she continued.
Footage of the footprint shows the brother-sister duo punching and kicking would-be thieves until they run away.
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“I’d rather get snot kicked out at least doing my best than sit back and cower if people come in,” Dallas said. “But we’re definitely taking this as a little wake-up call, we’re just going to beef up our security and everything in the store.”