Ore. cops ID a dozen ‘flash mob’ suspects

Teens took over, trashed an Alberstons store



TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Troutdale police say they have identified about a dozen of the 30 or 40 teens who rushed into a grocery store Saturday night in a flash mob robbery.

Sgt. Steve Bevens told KOIN (http://is.gd/5VOeqL ) they likely face jail time for felony crimes and their parents could be charged with failure to supervise.

Police are still checking store and TriMet video as part of the investigation.

The teens overwhelmed Albertsons employees by running through the store, grabbing things and throwing produce and items from shelves to the floor.

Most of the teens had fled by the time officers arrived, but they arrested a 15-year-old from Portland and his 14-year-old sister on a curfew violation.

The 15-year-old told detectives most of the flash mob had come from Portland to crash a party.