Felony Charges for Four Accused of Retail Theft During ‘Flash Mob’

Several people charged in a “flash mob” retail theft in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, are now facing new felony charges for an earlier theft at the same mall.

On July 1, a group of men rushed into the North Face store at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, grabbing armfuls of coats and other expensive clothing, leaving the store with more than $30,000 in merchandise. The group was in and out of the store in 30 seconds.

While the theft was over in less than a minute, the bold nature of the incident captured widespread attention, and a video of the incident was viewed thousands of times online and shared by media outlets around the world. With the attention gained by the video, nine of the 10 people seen in the video were identified by people who tipped off Chicago Police, leading to charges against them. Two of the nine, Clifford Field, Jr., 27, and Jerrod Brim, 25, have already entered guilty pleas and are awaiting sentencing.

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This week, four of the defendants in that case — Cashmere Antwine, 25; Kristian Green, 27; Bernard Stratton, 28; and Bryant Stratton, 23, all of Chicago — were charged with felony retail theft for an earlier theft at the outlet mall, a “grab and go” theft at the True Religion store.

In that theft, which occurred April 26, five men ran into the store and in less than one minute grabbed 75 pairs of jeans valued at more than $7,500 combined, according… The Journal Times

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