Portland police: 10 teens grab items at Nordstrom



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a group of about 10 teens targeted a Nordstrom store Friday night in what was reported as a “flash mob theft.”

Police say the teens grabbed items from the store in the Lloyd Center mall, stashed them in bags and ran from the store.

The teens reportedly were male, and roughly 13 to 19 years old. Employees say all were wearing hats and hooded sweatshirts, with their faces covered.

Police checking the nearby area recovered some of the stolen clothing. Officers expect to review the store’s surveillance video.

The Oregonian reports that a group of teens staged a similar robbery last weekend in southeast Portland, taking about $200 worth of candy, beer and other items from a gas station convenience store.