Another 'flash rob' 1 day after new city policy

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by KGW staff

NWCN.com

Posted on August 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 19 at 10:13 PM

PORTLAND -- Police were investigating another flash mob in North Portland but do not believe any crimes were committed.

Police told KGW just before 11:00 p.m. last night, a group of teenagers entered the Walgreens store on North Lombard.

Witnesses at the Walgreens said the teens began grabbing food and drinks off of store shelves making for some very nervous moments.

"It was very scary in the fact that I didn't know if someone had a gun. There were thoughts going through my head what if they pulled a gun out,” a witness said.

Police have not made any arrests and said the security video was poor quality and didn't show any crimes.

This event comes just a day after the city announced it has new policy when it comes to flash mob incidents.

Background: City aims to crack down on flash mob thefts

Flash mob thefts are no longer considered low level crimes, and according to a new city policy, anyone caught will be prosecuted fully-- even first time offenders.

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