Flash mob thefts continue in Los Angeles as organized groups seize valuables in pre-Thanksgiving raids at stores in Beverly Center and Nordstrom in Kanoka Park.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release that a security guard was attacked by a bear spray when several people entered Nortstorm at the Westfield Tobanga & The Village shopping center in Kanoka Park on Wednesday night.
In an interview with local television stations, LAPD vice president Alan Hamilton said the robbers had taken several high-quality purses.
Hamilton told CBS Los Angeles that additional officers were sent to the shopping center but the thieves were able to avoid them.
The LAPD also investigated a similar incident on Wednesday when groups broke into several stores in the Beverly Center and snatched items.
Authorities are conducting a search operation to nab those involved, the statement said.
The crash comes two days after an organized group smashed a window at Nordstrom in Grove Mall and stole thousands of dollars worth of goods.
Los Angeles police have arrested three suspects in connection with the incident. Authorities recovered several clothes, at least one cash register and gloves from the suspects’ vehicle.
On Tuesday, LAPD leader Michael Moore told the Police Commission that the department was stepping up patrols and allocating resources to some high-level locations. The wave of gang theft.
Another robbery Monday involved six men breaking into a CVS pharmacy on the 5800 block of South Vermont Avenue in south Los Angeles, stealing three cash registers and taking about $ 8,500 in cash, police said.
On Sunday, robbers used a sledgehammer to break the front windows of Louis Vuitton and Sox Fifth Avenue stores in Beverly Hills.
They were unable to enter the stores and nothing was taken, police said.
Contra Costa County, District. அட்டி. Diana Becton announced Wednesday that three people have been arrested and charged with robbing about 90 people using three separate entrances at Nordstrom in Walnut Creek on November 20.
A criminal complaint alleges that 25 cars were parked in front of the store and robbed of more than $ 100,000 a minute.
One Nortstorm employee reportedly sprayed pepper, another was stabbed and two were beaten or stabbed.
Dana Dawson, 30, Joshua Underwood, 32, and Rodney Robinson, 19, were arrested by Walnut Creek police and charged with conspiracy, robbery, robbery and organized retail theft.
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