Teen flash mob strikes again -- this time at Nordstrom

Teen flash mob strikes again -- this time at Nordstrom »Play Video

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police are investigating another flash mob theft by a group of teens, this time at Nordstrom at the Lloyd Center.

Last week, a group of 16 teens converged on a Southeast Portland convenience store and stole merchandise and then ran out. Police are still investigating the incident.

Friday's incident happened just after 8 p.m. Police interviewed employees of the store who said a group of approximately 10 black male teenagers were in the store and began taking items and putting them in bags before they ran out the southwest doors of the store toward Northeast 9th Avenue.

Police who checked the area recovered some of the stolen clothing, but did not find the teens, who were between 13 and 19 years old. They were all wearing hats and hoodies with their faces covered.

Cherise Vanhooser, who works at Lloyd Center, wasn't surprised at the incident.

"Kids steal all the time at the Lloyd center," she said. "I mean, I'm constantly dealing with it at work. I know a lot of the other managers are. It's just a constant problem. You always have to have someone on the floor because you can't trust anybody."

Police said they will work with Nordstrom officials to get surveillance video. Officers were able to recover some of the stolen clothing.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to email information to Portland Police.

Police also released this video of the incident: