A well-planned Nordstrom theft in Los Angeles involved more than 30 persons. The burglars $100000 stolen in handbags and clothes.
The daring deed occurred around 4 p.m. on a Saturday, according to the LAPD. The building’s surveillance footage shows the planned mayhem that followed. The group of 30–50 persons went quickly and discreetly through the store’s interior in their hooded sweatshirts.
The criminals boldly filled the entrance door with bags of stolen goods. Due to the constant rush, they quickly acquired stuff, but some got caught up with racks that still had attractive items. In the midst of the turmoil, one individual was exposed to bear repellent and needed medical assistance.
This is Los Angeles County’s second flash mob crime in a week. A Glendale Yves Saint Laurent store was robbed by the same bunch on August 8. The gang stole $300000 worth of luxury goods similarly before fleeing in waiting cars.
Because of the gravity of these occurrences, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass had to speak. She denounced the Nordstrom incident. “What happened at Nordstrom in Topanga Mall is completely intolerable,” Mayor Bass said. She said people should be held accountable for this and other similar situations in nearby areas.
After this well-known event, the Los Angeles Police Department has committed to work harder. Mayor Bass said they would discover and apprehend the Nordstrom heisters and take measures to prevent future store attacks.
The Nordstrom theft is a disheartening reminder of how brazen smash-and-grab crimes have increased in California and other places. This worrying trend, which worsened during the COVID-19 outbreak, has prompted law enforcement authorities to battle harder than ever to preserve the public’s safety and commercial spaces’ privacy