A flash mob of “40 people” organized through social media stole “thousands of dollars worth of merchandise” from an Upper Darby Sears store at around 7PM Thursday night.
They arrived on the El train from West Philadelphia.
The newspaper account strangely doesn’t provide descriptions of the offenders, so be on the lookout for generic “people” as you make your way through the Philthy City in the Obama era.
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.