Three persons are in custody in connection to a smash-and-grab robbery at a Nordstrom location in Los Angeles. 

A gaggle of thieves smashed home windows with a sledgehammer and different instruments at a Nordstrom store at a luxurious mall referred to as The Grove late Monday. Officers pursued an SUV concerned in the crime. The chase ended in South Los Angeles and three individuals had been taken into custody, Officer Drake Madison stated. 

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The LAPD is at present processing the suspects as of Tuesday afternoon and can launch extra particulars at a later time, police instructed Fox News. 

Google Maps picture of Nordstrom location in Los Angeles at The Grove 

Police imagine the suspects had been half of a bigger group of about 20 individuals, ABC 7 reported. Police have put in a barbed wire perimeter round the place the crime came about at the mall. 

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The arrests comply with comparable cases of smash-and-grab mobs focusing on high-end retail institutions in the San Francisco space. 

Another Nordstrom location was focused by about 80 individuals in ski masks and holding crowbars and different weapons on Friday night time in Walnut Creek. Police have arrested three individuals in connection to the crime. Police estimate the thieves took between $100,000 to $200,000 in merchandise. 

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A Louis Vuitton in San Francisco’s Union Square was additionally “emptied out” on Friday night time by a mob of thieves. 

Dozens of different companies in the realm, together with pharmacies and marijuana dispensaries in Oakland, had been additionally focused by shoplifting mobs over the weekend. 

“At least two dozen businesses were impacted,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong told CBS SF. “Roving caravans of vehicles, targeting cannabis operations, retail shops, pharmacies, throughout the city of Oakland.”

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has weighed in on the rampant crimes, calling them “unacceptable. Period, full stop.” He additionally famous police presence is rising in affected areas.

The mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, in the meantime introduced that the town will restrict automotive entry to Union Square, although particulars on the matter stay unclear. 

Saturday. “There will be limited access in terms of when you come to this area.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.