Down Michigan Avenue in Chicago, stores are seeing retail theft and shoplifting cases but in a different way. Across Cook County, incidents are down 2%. The group that has shown an increase in retail theft arrests are juveniles.
“Flash Mobs” are groups of individuals who utilize social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter to coordinate activities at a certain time and date. Oftentimes, these coordinated activities are legal and harmless. However, authorities are saying that groups are using social media to coordinate shoplifting and retail theft by disseminating a desired location and time to commit retail thefts.
If you or a loved on has been arrested for theft, retail theft, shoplifting, fraud or organized retail crime it is important to protect yourself and your future. Purav Bhatt is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will counties. His office is located in Lincolnwood near many Chicago, Skokie and Rolling Meadows courthouses.
Please contact Mr. Bhatt at 773-791-9682 if you would like to discuss your theft, retail theft, shoplifting, fraud or organized retail crime matter.
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