Skip to comments.Mob Of Teens Steals $3K Of Jeans From Wicker Park Store (Chicago)
Posted on 07/30/2012 5:57:06 AM PDT by rawhide
A mob of more than 20 teenagers descended on a trendy Wicker Park shop on Saturday and made off with more than $3,000 worth of jeans.
CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports the incident was caught on store surveillance cameras, and the owner posted the video on YouTube.
Luke Cho said he hopes the images help police find the robbers, or maybe even shame the parents of the teens enough that theyll turn the kids in.
From the moment the teens started flooding in the door at Mildblend Supply Co. on Milwaukee Avenue around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Cho knew something wasnt right.
You see a group a group of teenagers walking in or marching in one-by-one. As you can see, it looks like its some kind of procession, Cho said while reviewing the surveillance video on Sunday.
To Cho, it looked like a flash mob was about to rob the store, so he immediately locked the door.
At least I think I kind of maybe stopped the flow a little bit, but I quickly realized something bads about to happen, and I alerted my staff to call 911, Cho said.
The teens tried to get out of store, but not before doing more shopping, stuffing their backpacks with merchandise, while other teens outside tried to get in.
At the time when I locked the door, theyre banging on the door, Cho said.
Eventually, the teens figured out how to unlock the door themselves, and rushed into the streets, which were packed with crowds from the Wicker Park Fest, making it easier to blend in.
Now, Cho wonders whether the flash mob phenomenon is deserting downtown for the neighborhoods.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...
Chicago cops discuss here:
Being stylish for free is a civil right. Anybody got a problem with that?
Good police blog. Thanks for the link.
Took the cops 30 minutes to respond to the call for help.
“teens” my ass
“shame the parents of the teens enough that theyÂll turn the kids in.”
If you can find them.
If Obama had a mob of teens, they would look like this.
“Being stylish for free is a civil right. Anybody got a problem with that?”
Maxine Waters will introduce it as a plank at the Dim convention.
After I read the headlines I just knew it was those wayward Amish kids again.
After I saw the picture, I was unable to pick out any Amish at all. What a shock!
Ya beat me to it!
I hurt my back stealing some designer jeans and I’m depressed.Where do I file for disability?
Silly Asian man! Parental shame?? This is inner-city Chicago my friend, not Taiwan!
At least the mayor took care of there Chick-Fil-A problem.
A way to help prevent this type of activity in the future would be to require that a valid credit card be swiped before allowing entrance to the store.
Brought to a store near you, courtesy of the OBAMAPHONE!!!
(along the same line..)
Yo, Bro, you didn’t build that! We’re the ‘somebody’ that helped you and we’re taking our part now! You owe us!
That's the reason for giving them their full multimedia capable, Government provided and tax payer funded Obama Phone.
The Obama phone has become the coconut telegraph of all kinds of organizing and coordinating criminal mob group behavior such as OWS protests, collecting flash mobs for stealing things, organizing wilding and riot type events, coordinating gang wars, and managing drug dealing and communicating with look out networks to avoid police bust and drug surveillance.
Well, Obama is a community organizer and he sure is getting his community organized.
You didn't really think those free Obama phones were for looking for a job and access to 911 service did you?
“If Obama had a mob of teens, they would look like this.”
In the news story police confirmed theyre investigating the robbery, but have made no arrests as of Sunday afternoon.
I suggest we give the police a little help...these were Obama’s & Holder’s mob of teens...time to arrest the racist leaders instigating this kind of behavior. Obama & Holder are equally evil, and they are intentionally inciting their kind. Why do you think Homeland (In)-Security is preparing for ‘war’ to deal with ‘civil unrest’ prior to the election?
Damn that Chick-Fil-A.
Isn’t that picture more of obama’s sons displaying chicago values?
Among all the hand wringing about the helplessness of society in these situations, the press offers this nugget:
..or maybe even shame the parents of the teens enough that theyll turn the kids in.
Hahahahaha! Shall we hold our collective breaths?
THIS.... THIS is “Chicago Values.”
Wait I just found out it may have been another Brian Ross. (never mind)
The store needs a remote control locking device that cannot be manually unlocked. They also need a safe room for the employees to escape to.
Stores don’t want to do stuff like that, since it deters shoppers. They want people coming into their store, the more the better. Any hurdles they throw up to make it harder for customers are going to impact their bottom line.
forget shame. stealing is part of their culture. they are proud of themselves. they call it getting over. lot of animal dna in them
I don’t wear jeans, I find them uncomfortable.