Flash Mob

Patrick Giles (Frankfort Police)

Suspect Charged In ‘Flash Mob’ Theft At Sports Authority, Others Sought

Patrick Giles has been charged with burglary and felony theft and taken to the Will County jail, Frankfort police announced Friday.


Police detain a youth Saturday near Michigan Avenue. (CBS)

12 Arrested After Youth ‘Flash Mobs’ Erupt On Michigan Avenue

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.


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Chicago Police Boost Mag Mile Presence

Chicago police officers were out in force Friday night, nearly a week after youths caused disturbances near and along the Magnificent Mile.


A group of more than 20 teenagers was caught on surveillance video as they descended on Mildblend Supply Co. in Wicker Park on July 28, 2012, and stole more than $3,000 worth of designer jeans. (Supplied to CBS 2)

UPDATED: Mob Of Teens Steals $3K Of Jeans From Wicker Park Store

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.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

Cash Register

Skokie Group Draws ‘Cash Mob’ Of Shoppers To Stores

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.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2012

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Mag Mile Shops On Alert After Flash Mob Thefts

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.

CBS 2–03/02/2011