4 Arrests in Center City Flash Mob

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    A flash mob hit Center City, Philadelphia Friday night. Two people were injured, and others were robbed. Four people are in custody in connection with the case. (Published Saturday, Jul 30, 2011)

    A group of disruptive teens and juveniles, one as young as 11-years-old, assaulted and robbed several pedestrians in Center City Friday night, according to police.

    The assaults – which police say were random - took place shortly after 9 p.m. during two separate incidents.

    They say a large group of teens and juveniles assaulted several people on 15th and Samson Streets. A man was also assaulted near Juniper and Walnut Streets, according to investigators.

    A 33-year-old man and a 59-year-old man were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where they were treated and released.

    Three suspects, aged 11, 16, 17 along with 19-year-old Raymond Gatling, were taken into custody. They were charged with two counts of aggravated assault, simple assault and one count each of robbery, theft and receiving stolen property.


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