Patrick Giles has been charged with burglary and felony theft and taken to the Will County jail, Frankfort police announced Friday.
One adult and 11 juveniles were arrested Saturday night after police responded to groups of teens running through traffic around North Michigan Avenue on the Gold Coast.
Chicago police officers were out in force Friday night, nearly a week after youths caused disturbances near and along the Magnificent Mile.
After posting surveillance video of a flash mob robbery online and sharing the video with CBS 2 News, a Wicker Park store owner said he and police have received several tips about the group of about 20 teens responsible for stealing more than $3,000 worth of jeans over the weekend.
Flash mobs usually show up to dance en masse, act as human statues, or even have pillow fights, but in Skokie, they’re lining up to spend money.
Stores on the Mag Mile are on alert after several thefts involving flash mobs. In each case, a group of teens create a disturbance, steal items and then run from the stores.