'Flash mob' steals more than $30,000 in clothes in 30 seconds

Pleasant Prairie Police Dept. via Storyful

Pleasant Prairie Police Dept. via Storyful

Police in Wiscosin say a "flash mob" took more than $30,000 worth of merchandise from a North Face store in just seconds, according to local reports.

Like the North Face robbers, the Milwaukee gang grabbed clothing from the Sak's Off 5th Avenue at the Mayfair Collection and fled the store.

No one was hurt in the clothing heist but police are on the look out and warning other businesses in the area.

Police said the store's employees didn't confront the suspects, but called authorities immediately after the incident.

The crew fled the store after about 20 or 30 seconds, after grabbing "as much merchandise as they could carry before running to the cars and leaving the property", Sgt. Aaron Schaffer of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department told Kenosha News.

The group appeared to be a "flash mob", Schaffer added. "They had traveled to this outlet knowing which stores they were going to hit", Smetana said.

The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

Smetana said investigators were working with other police departments where similar events have occurred.

On Thursday, detectives shared multiple clear photos of the suspects entering the store and appealed to the public for help in identifying them.

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