About 80 looters in ski masks ransacked a Nordstrom location exterior of San Francisco, in a scene described by witnesses as “insane” and like one thing “out of a movie.”
“We probably saw 50 to 80 people in ski masks crowbars a bunch of weapons. They were looting the Nordstrom’s right here. And I thought they were going to start beating cars. I had to start locking doors lock the front door lock the back door,” native PF Chang’s supervisor Brett Barrette told KGO.
“There was a mob of people,” Barrette added to CBS SF. “The police were flying in. It was like a scene out of a movie. It was insane.”
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The incident unfolded earlier than 9 p.m. on Saturday night in Walnut Creek, which is about 25 miles exterior San Francisco. A neighborhood reporter tweeted footage of the scene and stated about 25 automobiles pulled up exterior of the Nordstrom earlier than working in, grabbing merchandise and fleeing.
Dozens of police automobiles responded, and Walnut Creek Lt. Ryan Hibbs advised KPIX 5 there have been studies that the looters smashed cabinets through the incident. They rapidly bought again into their automobiles whereas carrying baggage and containers.
It’s unclear how a lot merchandise was stolen, NBC News reported. Walnut Creek Police Department stated that one worker was pepper sprayed and two others have been kicked and punched. They have been handled and launched on the scene.
Nordstrom’s nationwide press workforce didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for touch upon the matter.
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Hibbs added that two individuals in a automotive have been stopped and arrested, a male and a feminine. The male was charged with theft, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit housebreaking and possession of housebreaking instruments. The girl was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm.
A 3rd suspect was additionally arrested and charged with theft, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit housebreaking and possession of housebreaking instruments.
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Barrette added that patrons of the PF Changs crowded the home windows to look at the scene, and he needed to lock the restaurant’s doorways in case the suspects streamed into the institution.
“I had to start locking the front door,” he stated. “Locking the back door. You never know, they could come right in here. It was crazy … All the guests inside were getting concerned. It was a scary scene for a moment.”
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