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Just before Senate committee hears ‘flash rob’ bill, another occurs in Portland

I wrote yesterday about state Sen. Mike Carrell‘s effort to combat  ”flash robs,” which have been a problem in Portland, Ore. in the past year.

After the bill’s hearing this morning, I expected to not hear the phrase “flash rob” again for the rest of the legislative session, since as far as anyone can tell, one’s never occurred in Washington. And last time I checked, the state’s “paramount duty” wasn’t to crack down on groups of kids stealing stuff in unison.

But Portland thieves can’t seem to give the flash mobbery

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