Skip to comments.Suspected flash mob rips off Upper Darby Sears
Posted on 06/26/2011 10:49:15 AM PDT by traumer
UPPER DARBY A mob of about 40 people stormed into the Sears department store on 69th Street Thursday, and in a flash stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, officials said.
Police were able to round up 15 juveniles and one adult, 19, all from West Philadelphia.
They came in on the El train and hit Sears, police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. They stole sneakers, socks, watches, whatever they could get their hands on, and left.
Imagine the guts of this gang of young hoodlums. One was 11 years old. The others arrested ranged from 12 to 16 years old. They planned this out earlier in the day on a social networking site. It was pre-planned. They got on the El, got off at 69th Street Terminal and walked up the hill to Sears.
Kyree Marsh, 19, of the 5500 block of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with retail theft, conspiracy to retail theft and corruption of minors.
Police recovered some of the stolen sneakers and socks that were in the backpack of one of the individuals arrested and in the pockets of others taken into custody.
According to the affidavit, the Sears loss-prevention officer saw the mob enter the store at 7:09 p.m. on Thursday.
The group then began taking merchandise off the shelves.
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Too bad the loss-prevention officers are not allowed to thin the herd. That would stop this crap.
Gee, I wonder what word "(pack)" replaced?
Shoot a few of them and they will learn!
All too young to punish. Catch and release.
Welfare state entitlement wilders. It won’t stop until they’re gunned down.
Shoot on sight, that will solve this problem.
Well, I guess they can lock up the 19 year old.
Trending!!! This is going to get worse, once kids realize that many don’t get caught and their isn’t anything anyone can do while it’s happening.
In Obamaworld, Sears is the criminal and these kids are just trying to redistribute the wealth from the rich.
Just some of Howdy Doodys people having fun.
a way of life ...they just broke “White Mans law” not “Black Mans law” according to Holder they did nothing wrong!
The first “better” in the third sentence of the preceding post should read “find.”
It will solve the problem on its own, when businesses stop setting up shop within easy access of black neighbourhoods. The black youths might be getting a kick out of doing this stuff now, but they may not find it so funny when they have to bus it 2 hours one way to buy some bread or eggs or their favourite gold chains.
Notice the difference with how the Japanese people reacted after the tsunami hit their country.
Neither will the residents who live in those places where the store are.
Neither will the residents who live in those places where the store are.
Not true. IF these stores can afford these losses, then they can afford to put security measures in place, like locking down the store while these hoodlums go about their "business", which means they'd have to put in smash-proof glass so these feral animals can't get out - that should hold them until the police arrive.
I was hoping so. ;-)
Once again, another post without the city and state in the title.
Like everyone knows where the ‘delcotimes’ or upper Darby is located withouth have to get halfway through the article.
This is exactly why I purchased several 30 round mags for my .223—against the day when this hits suburban neighborhoods.
“they’d have to put in smash-proof glass so these feral animals can’t get out “
Employees would need a safe space, so they couldn’t be attacked.
At what cost ?
You lock them in , they do more damage than if let go.
You put your employees in a very unsafe place with no defence.
And the courts will not punish them.
Close the store and relocate.
Unfortunately, doing that would also lock down any employees who were in the store at the time. I have to wonder if that's such a good idea. Some method would need to be devised to keep the store's employees from coming to harm.
I got 6 of’ em. Obama’s world is coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
the usual democrats?
Notice how much of this foolishness is now limited to Illinois, with its profligate gun control laws.
Imagine if such a group tried a stunt like this in Arizona? There would be a whole lot of dead and injured mobsters.
To be willing to travel on the bus for two hours to get to these places takes a certain level of ambition.
Nothing absolute, but if these youth had ambition, they’d be accomplishing things with their lives.
With these kids, I'd make them work for free for the city or a business. One hour for every dollar stolen. If they are going to school, to bad, they can spend their weekends working. I don't care if they are 11 years old. Give the parents a choice, either make their kids do this and do a good job, or lose some of their welfare until it's paid for. If they don't have enough food stamps, to bad. Give them some government cheese and peanut butter.
“Not true. IF these stores can afford these losses, then they can afford to put security measures in place, like locking down the store while these hoodlums go about their “business”, which means they’d have to put in smash-proof glass so these feral animals can’t get out - that should hold them until the police arrive.”
Unless I am mistaken, I don’t believe they can be prosecuted for shoplifting until they physically leave the store. It’s time to resurrect “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” Loss control at the door - we have “security” issues in our store; you are not allowed in at this time - when they come in a pack.
Unfortunately, that will force the price of your goods up again.
Is Philadelphia in Illinois now?
Those crazy Amish yoots again ... sheesh.
This type of “action” seems to be a real trend. Interestingly, it seems confined mainly in the area from the East coast as far west as Illinois. I’m aware of only one incident out in the far west i.e. Las Vegas. Has anyone heard of any other incidents out in the west?
Some black leaders, such as Jesse Jackson, have lamented that major retailers and major chain supermarkets avoid mostly minority areas.
Michelle Obama talked about this also. She said that there are “food deserts” in cities which don’t have chain supermarkets, only liquor stores or convenience stores which sell junk food only.
I heard that the entire city of Detroit has only 8 supermarkets left in the entire city.
It may be unfortunate in some ways, but, businesses have decided that it’s not worth the extra problems and costs of doing business to locate in these inner city areas.
If the flash mobs keep it up, we’ll all have to travel farther out from the city to do our shopping. You may well see retailers and supermarkets near public transportation, such as this Sears store, decide to close down rather than deal with the ongoing hassles of doing business in such places.
Provide them with firearms training, practice, a pistol and bullets.
Came into the thread looking for this.
Only two or three cops on duty, completely outnumbered, ineffective and helpless. (they're short on personnel right now, can you believe?)
Folks, exercise alertness and caution wherever you go, even on highways. It's going to be a long, hot summer.
This is the reward we are getting for electing the first black president and having the anti-white racist Eric Holder as AG?
Keep it up folks, and ask David Dinkins how much anti-white violence contributed to his re-election efforts.
How about 3 days of rioting early in November, 2012? That ought to seal the deal for the big O.
We all need to keep aware of these things because the fact that they’re getting away with it more often means that they’re getting more brazen in doing it.
Sears still carried great tools. Of course, tools are too closely associated with "work" --something these feral marauding youths have absolutely no interest in.
Some time in the Late 60’s(?) in Dallas there were a lot of 7-11 armed robberies. The Dallas Police created shotgun squads. The stores installed employee doors with one-way mirrors so the thieves were never sure if there was a cop with a loaded shotgun behind the glass or not. It worked. After the cops foiled a few robberies, and publicized it heavily, the number of armed robberies of 7-11’s dropped dramatically.
As opposed to "post-planned."