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Suspected flash mob rips off Upper Darby Sears
delcotimes ^

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 0bamavillepeeps; mobattack; thosepeople
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1 posted on 06/26/2011 10:49:17 AM PDT by traumer
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


2 posted on 06/26/2011 10:52:07 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: traumer

Too bad the loss-prevention officers are not allowed to thin the herd. That would stop this crap.


3 posted on 06/26/2011 10:52:29 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: traumer
"This was a (pack) attack and will not be tolerated.”

Gee, I wonder what word "(pack)" replaced?

4 posted on 06/26/2011 10:52:40 AM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: traumer

Shoot a few of them and they will learn!


5 posted on 06/26/2011 10:52:54 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: traumer

All too young to punish. Catch and release.


6 posted on 06/26/2011 10:53:17 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: traumer

Welfare state entitlement wilders. It won’t stop until they’re gunned down.


7 posted on 06/26/2011 10:53:54 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: traumer

Shoot on sight, that will solve this problem.


8 posted on 06/26/2011 10:54:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Larry Lucido

Feral children...


9 posted on 06/26/2011 10:54:31 AM PDT by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: traumer

Well, I guess they can lock up the 19 year old.


10 posted on 06/26/2011 10:55:14 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: traumer

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.


11 posted on 06/26/2011 10:55:17 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: traumer

In Obamaworld, Sears is the criminal and these kids are just trying to redistribute the wealth from the rich.


12 posted on 06/26/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: traumer
It's pretty sad when the managers of this flash mob can't find a more lucrative target to pillage than Sears. Last time I walked through a Sears store it looked like it was stocked with garage sale merchandise.

Seriously...if you're going to take a chance on being apprehended for shoplifting, it seems you'd at least take the trouble to better a better target than Sears.
13 posted on 06/26/2011 10:55:56 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: traumer

Just some of Howdy Doodys people having fun.


14 posted on 06/26/2011 10:56:08 AM PDT by mardi59 (n)
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To: traumer

a way of life ...they just broke “White Mans law” not “Black Mans law” according to Holder they did nothing wrong!


15 posted on 06/26/2011 10:56:39 AM PDT by jrd
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Spot on.


16 posted on 06/26/2011 10:57:10 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Milton Miteybad

The first “better” in the third sentence of the preceding post should read “find.”


17 posted on 06/26/2011 10:57:36 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: dfwgator

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.


18 posted on 06/26/2011 10:58:39 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Excellence
Gee, I wonder what word "(pack)" replaced?

Amish.

19 posted on 06/26/2011 11:00:48 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: traumer

Notice the difference with how the Japanese people reacted after the tsunami hit their country.


20 posted on 06/26/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: traumer
I'm beginning to think that stores need lock down zones where barriers rise or fall to seal off various parts of the store until police arrive.
21 posted on 06/26/2011 11:02:15 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Jonty30
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.

Neither will the residents who live in those places where the store are.

22 posted on 06/26/2011 11:02:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jonty30
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.

Neither will the residents who live in those places where the store are.

23 posted on 06/26/2011 11:02:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MsLady
"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."

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.

24 posted on 06/26/2011 11:03:09 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: Milton Miteybad
The first “better” in the third sentence of the preceding post should read “find.”

I was hoping so. ;-)

25 posted on 06/26/2011 11:05:43 AM PDT by houeto (Palin/DeMint - 2012!)
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To: traumer

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.


26 posted on 06/26/2011 11:07:45 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: traumer

This is exactly why I purchased several 30 round mags for my .223—against the day when this hits suburban neighborhoods.


27 posted on 06/26/2011 11:07:58 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: jackibutterfly

“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.


28 posted on 06/26/2011 11:09:16 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jackibutterfly

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.


29 posted on 06/26/2011 11:10:01 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: jackibutterfly
...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.

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.

30 posted on 06/26/2011 11:11:17 AM PDT by Bob
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To: thethirddegree

I got 6 of’ em. Obama’s world is coming soon to a neighborhood near you.


31 posted on 06/26/2011 11:11:48 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: traumer

the usual democrats?


32 posted on 06/26/2011 11:11:52 AM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: traumer

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.


33 posted on 06/26/2011 11:15:04 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: dfwgator

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.


34 posted on 06/26/2011 11:15:15 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: traumer
This is how I handled my learning disabled child. She was fery difficult to handle. I was taught by a child behaviorist to do an over kill. Example: she threw soda all over my kitchen floor in a rage. So I took her by the hand, put a rag in her hand, and while my hand was on hers made her clean up the floor. My kitchen floor was pretty small area. Maybe 4ft by 12 ft? I'm not to good with size, small anyway. Together we scrubbed that floor for about half an hour, she was probably 6 at the time. When we finished, she never did anything like that again. She would on purpose pee her pants if you put her time out. So, we would scrub the chair for about 20 minutes. She learned pretty quickly.

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.

35 posted on 06/26/2011 11:18:18 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: jackibutterfly

“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.


36 posted on 06/26/2011 11:18:24 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Is Philadelphia in Illinois now?


37 posted on 06/26/2011 11:20:18 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: traumer

Those crazy Amish yoots again ... sheesh.


38 posted on 06/26/2011 11:23:01 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: traumer

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?


39 posted on 06/26/2011 11:25:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Jonty30

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.


40 posted on 06/26/2011 11:25:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bob; jackibutterfly
Some method would need to be devised to keep the store's employees from coming to harm.

Provide them with firearms training, practice, a pistol and bullets.

41 posted on 06/26/2011 11:25:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: donozark
Feral children...

Came into the thread looking for this.

leaving satisfied.

42 posted on 06/26/2011 11:26:08 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: traumer; mickie
On another thread, 60 or 70 black yutes marched down side streets in Peoria, Illinois yesterday. Intimidating, threatening to kill Whitey, beat up some kid.....folks were and are being told to stay inside their homes.

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.

Leni

43 posted on 06/26/2011 11:26:16 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bring Back the MISERY INDEX! Obama's INDEX! Include Food & Energy in a TRUTHFUL INDEX!)
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To: traumer

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.


44 posted on 06/26/2011 11:30:32 AM PDT by jocon307
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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.


45 posted on 06/26/2011 11:31:47 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Here in Indianapolis a few yeas back they built a fancy new Cub Foods in a blighted area called the Meadows, within 5 years the store was boarded up. The reason, simple the local yutes came into the store daily and cleaned it out. They also attacked paying customers in the parking lot. After a few years the store just closed up shop. It seems you just can't have a nice store in an Amish neighborhood anymore .
46 posted on 06/26/2011 11:33:44 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Milton Miteybad
It's pretty sad when the managers of this flash mob can't find a more lucrative target to pillage than Sears. Last time I walked through a Sears store it looked like it was stocked with garage sale merchandise.

Sears still carried great tools. Of course, tools are too closely associated with "work" --something these feral marauding youths have absolutely no interest in.

47 posted on 06/26/2011 11:34:40 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: traumer
Time to bring back the “Shotgun Squads”.

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.

48 posted on 06/26/2011 11:35:24 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
We had an interesting incident in Mount Airy, NC last week. A 67 yr old man was taking his morning walk as he has for along time. He carries a firearm to protect him from animals. Well, on this morning, around 6 AM, a 20 yr old man drove past him yelling obscenities, came back and yelled again, got out of his car and came at him with his fist balled up. The nice older man shot him in the groin. The 20 yr old is now in the hospital trying to recover. This is near my home and we have incidents often, this is wide spread. Don't have to be a big city.
49 posted on 06/26/2011 11:35:24 AM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: traumer
It was pre-planned.

As opposed to "post-planned."

50 posted on 06/26/2011 11:38:47 AM PDT by OldPossum
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