Authorities in Los Angeles responded Wednesday to a theft at a Nordstrom location in Canoga Park that resulted within the theft of costly purses, reports stated.

The brazen theft occurred at about 7 p.m.– whereas folks had been getting of their last-minute buying earlier than Thanksgiving. A security guard was sprayed within the face with an unknown substance throughout the incident.

Fox 11 reported that the incident occurred on the Westfield Topanga & The Village at about 7 p.m. The report stated the security guard is anticipated to be OK. The 5 suspects reportedly took off in a grey Ford Mustang.

The theft sparked a significant police response. ABC 7 reported that as much as eight costly purses had been stolen within the theft. One suspect was sporting an orange wig, the report stated.

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Earlier this week, a gaggle of thieves smashed home windows with a sledgehammer and different instruments at a luxurious mall within the metropolis. Officers pursued an SUV concerned within the crime. The chase resulted in South Los Angeles and three folks had been taken into custody, Officer Drake Madison stated. 

Last weekend, In Walnut Creek, California, which is exterior San Francisco, about 90 people stormed a Nordstrom location. The authorities say the mob entered suddenly utilizing three separate entrances to the shop.

In response to the incidents, Nordstrom stated that it might be growing its security measures, telling Fox Business in a press release, “Given recent incidents at two of our stores and incidents across the industry, we’re heightening our in-store security presence and implementing additional protective measures to keep everyone safe.”

Fox Business’ Breck Dumas and Emma Colton contributed to this report