Three suspects were arrested after thieves stormed a Nordstrom store in Los Angeles on Monday night, stealing an unknown amount of merchandise.
Twenty people struck the Nordstrom store at The Grove, a high-end shopping mall, shortly before 11 p.m., according to CBS Los Angeles.
Authorities said the individuals smashed the windows with a sledgehammer before entering. The suspects fled in four vehicles, with police engaging in a pursuit with one of the cars and later arresting three of the people after they attempted to flee on foot.
Just an hour before the Nordstrom theft, a CVS located about 10 miles away was also hit by burglars, who reportedly stole $8,500 in cash. Police are investigating to see if there’s a connection between the two incidents, CBS Los Angeles reported.
California has seen a wave of thefts and department store break-ins. On Saturday, more than 80 people arrived in 25 vehicles and broke into a Nordstrom near San Francisco, stealing up to $200,000 in merchandise, police told local news outlet KTVU.
On Sunday, thieves also broke into a Louis Vuitton and a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
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