Smash-and-grab robbery at Nordstrom in Los Angeles triggers police chase

A bunch of looters broke right into a Nordstrom retailer at a preferred Los Angeles purchasing middle in an obvious smash-and-grab theft and fled the scene in a number of automobiles, triggering a police automobile chase, officers mentioned.

A name got here in at 10:40 p.m. PT about suspects breaking right into a retailer at The Grove purchasing middle, Los Angeles Police Division Officer Mike Lopez mentioned Monday night. Initially it was unknown if something was stolen. 

Suspects smashed a retailer window utilizing a sledgehammer and merchandise was discovered littered exterior, KNBC reported.

Officers who arrived on the scene mentioned there have been probably 4 automobiles noticed leaving the scene.

Los Angeles police pursued at the least one of many suspects in a chase that ended at 98th Road and Hoover Road in South Los Angeles. The driving force of the automobile stopped in a residential space and took off working, based on KNBC.

Initially it appeared that no different shops have been broken or affected within the theft. No accidents have been reported within the incident, KNBC reported. 

It is unclear what number of suspects have been concerned and the way a lot merchandise was stolen.

As of final night time, no suspects have been detained. 

The Los Angeles Police Division has not responded to NBC Information’ request for remark.

The incident comes after one other smash-and-grab theft was reported in Walnut Creek in California the place about 80 looters descended on one other Nordstrom retailer Saturday night time within the metropolis’s Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek police mentioned.

An worker was pepper sprayed, and two others have been punched and kicked, a police spokesperson mentioned. The robbers have been out and in of the shop inside a minute, police mentioned. Officers didn’t specify the estimated worth of the gadgets that have been stolen. Walnut Creek police mentioned three folks have been arrested in reference to Saturday night time’s incident.

Equally, 14 suspects have been caught on surveillance footage storming right into a Louis Vuitton retailer on the Oakbrook Middle mall in Oak Brook, Illinois, on Wednesday and escaped in three getaway automobiles, Oak Brook police mentioned.