'Flash mobs' targeted by Chicago's top cop

Acting Police Supt. Garry McCarthy plans to target 'flash mobs' for mob of teens thieves who 'grab and run' on Michigan Avenue


By Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times

Acting Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday he may follow Philadelphia's lead when it comes to the text-messaging, shoplifting "flash mobs" now terrorizing the Michigan Avenue shopping district.

After eight days on the job, McCarthy has his hands full redeploying police resources to combat the traditional summer crime surge.

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