Smash-and-grab thieves have been at it once more in California on the eve of Thanksgiving

A gaggle of 5 suspects stole about $25,000 in costly purses from a Nordstrom retailer in the Westfield Topanga mall in Los Angeles Wednesday evening. They assaulted and used bear spray on a security guard through the smash-and-grab, police mentioned. 

“It’s unfortunate because these people that are here are just trying to shop for the holidays [and] for their families,” mentioned LAPD Deputy Chief Alen Hamilton, according to CBS LA. “We’ve deployed extra officers here. It just so happened that this was one part of the mall where they were able to get in and get out, even with our officers being deployed here.”

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The police pressure deployed additional officers to the mall following a collection of mob theft assaults in the state in latest days, however the thieves focused the Nordstrom at a second when no officers have been round, the outlet reported. 

A Nordstrom store in the Westfield Topanga mall in Los Angeles

A Nordstrom retailer in the Westfield Topanga mall in Los Angeles
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The security guard was handled by paramedics and is anticipated to be OK following the attack. 

At least one suspect was described as sporting an orange wig through the theft. 

The suspects grabbed seven to eight purses and fled in a newer-model grey Ford Mustang, ABC 7 reported. 

The incident comes after a bunch of thieves smashed home windows with a sledgehammer and different instruments at a Nordstrom retailer at a luxurious mall known as The Grove late Monday in Los Angeles. Officers pursued an SUV concerned in the crime. Three arrests have been made. 

The proprietor of The Grove, Rick Caruso, slammed management in California for the rampant retail theft crimes in the state. 

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“I think it’s a manifestation of weak leadership. I think it’s a manifestation of some really bad decisions that our leaders made. It’s a manifestation of we’re going to defund the cops,” Caruso mentioned, based on CBS LA. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom known as on mayors in his state to “step up” and maintain the mobs of shoplifters focusing on retail institutions to “account” earlier this week after dozens of shops have been affected by the crimes in the San Francisco space. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Oakland, California, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) 

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news convention in Oakland, California, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) 

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“I’m not the mayor of California, but I was a mayor, and I know when things like this happen, mayors have to step up,” Newsom mentioned Monday at a vaccine clinic in the Mission District of San Francisco. “That’s not an indictment. That’s not a cheap shot.”

The San Francisco space noticed back-to-back mob lootings over final weekend, which focused a Nordstrom, a Louis Vuitton, pharmacies, marijuana dispensaries and different retail areas. 

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In Walnut Creek, which is situated about 25 miles from San Francisco, roughly 80 looters stormed a Nordstrom and took someplace between $100,000 and $200,000 in merchandise, based on police. Three individuals have been arrested in connection to the theft. 

The crimes have additionally prolonged to San Jose, about 50 miles from San Francisco, the place no less than 4 individuals stole $40,000 from a Lululemon in an incident described by police as “organized robbery.”