Some Portland flash mob shoplifters identified

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police are making progress identifying individuals in a flash mob that brazenly walked into a convenience store and walked out without paying for candy and soda.

KATU reports (http://is.gd/mVBL33 ) the surveillance video of the incident Saturday night has helped identify students from three north Portland schools, students from Vancouver, Wash., as well as a church basketball team.

The clerk says 16 people strolled into the store and blatantly stole items worth $200 or $300. Some threw things, including a milk crate, at the clerk as they left.

Police have talked to about eight of the suspects who may be charged with shoplifting after the investigation is complete.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/