Three individuals are currently in custody following a break-in that occurred around 10:40 p.m. on Monday at Nordstrom located inside The Grove shopping complex in Los Angeles, according to Officer Drake Madison, a spokesman for Los Angeles Police station.
“An unknown number of suspects vandalized and took property from Nordstrom at The Grove,” Madison told WWD. “The suspects fled in an unidentified SUV, and there was a pursuit initiated by our Wilshire divisional officers present in the area. The chase has finally ended in South LA The foot chase has begun, and a siege has been established. ”
At least 20 people were involved in a burglary, according to KCAL/KCBS, and a sledgehammer was used to smash the storefront. On Citizen, a mobile app that sends out real-time safety alerts to users, a message that reads “15-20” was “smashed a window on the 3rd day using a rental bike.” That’s grabbing what they can and speeding.” The incident happened at 6200 West 3rd Quarter.
There has been a series of burglaries in LA, as well as the Bay Area and Chicago. Nordstrom was again targeted Saturday in Walnut Creek, California, a suburb about 25 miles east of San Francisco. One witness, the manager of a nearby restaurant, told ABC News that 50 to 80 people took part.
On Sunday, one Louis Vuitton the store in San Francisco’s Union Square – a city that has experienced a string of recent robberies – was vandalized and robbed just after 8 p.m. Many luxury stores around the shopping area opened their doors on Monday and in a police presence. on the surrounding streets, just as the holiday shopping season is ready to kick off November 26 with the lighting of Macy’s Christmas Tree. The incident made the top local news.
Meanwhile in Chicago, a Neiman Marcus The store was ransacked by a group of thieves who then fled in a vehicle, local outlets reported.
In LA on Saturday, there were smash attempts at Louis Vuitton and Saks Fifth Avenue stores on North Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, respectively. However, the break-ins were unsuccessful, according to the LAPD.
“Our businesses have been prepared since the May riots a year and a half ago,” Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Todd Johnson told NBC after the event. “Most have glass that’s almost unbreakable.”
https://wwd.com/business-news/retail/three-custody-smash-and-grab-theft-at-nordstrom-grove-1235002335/ Three in custody after smashing and stealing at Nordstrom at The Grove – WWD