INSTANT REPLAY: Video Of Sports Authority Heists Hits The Web

As CWB reported last week, a crew of shoplifters (okay, fine, a “flash mob”) hit the Sports Authority store at Clark and Barry on the afternoon of Saturday, November 2.  They made off with an estimated $2,000 worth of sports jackets.

Now, CBS2 Chicago has posted video of the heist, which shows an employee being nearly trampled in a stampede of thieves.

Three Sports Authority stores have been hit in similar fashion this week, according to the CBS2 report. The Clark Street incident was the first incident in the string of thefts.

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