A group of brazen thieves San Diego, CaliforniaNordstrom, and $140,000 in merchandise and designer handbags.
Police said the incident occurred Wednesday, October 26, at Westfield UTC in University City. California San Diego.
Police officials said the thieves attacked shortly after 7 p.m. san diego police department.
A group of seven to nine thieves can grab dozens of bags in less than 60 seconds and leave the store entirely without being stopped.
Within seconds of being in the camera frame, the group got to work, grabbing a bag from a display case inside the store.
A member of the group had a cutter so they could remove the tag warning security when leaving
Once in the frame, the group of thieves were able to quickly exit with a total of 70 bags
This is Nordstrom where 7-9 thieves got $140,000 worth of goods.
A total of 70 bags were stolen during the robbery, police said afterward.
The reported designer purse is worth $140,000. However, the exact brand of the stolen wallet is unknown.
It is unknown if the group was armed with weapons, but they were equipped with cutters to quickly remove tags from wallets.
Surveillance video inside the store shows the group leaving after jacking up their bags.
A San Diego Police Department official said: KSWB They believe the group of thieves is part of a band of thieves from Los Angeles.
The group has yet to be identified, but appears to include both blacks and whites as well as men and women.
No arrests have been made at this time.
DailyMail.com reached out to Los Angeles Police Department, San Diego Police Department, and Nordstrom officials, but received no response by the time of publication.
But Nordstrom isn’t the only high-end buzz at Westfield UTC.
The popular San Diego mall houses stores such as Chanel, Hermès, Jo Malone, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Le Labo and Louis Vuitton.
The shopping destination also has several fine jewelry stores. This is another type of store known to be targeted by thieves looking to make a quick buck.
Some customers are very scared of theft because shopping malls and surrounding areas are generally very secure.
“I’ve always felt safe here,” one shopper in San Diego told FOX5.
Westfield UTC is an upscale shopping plaza just north of downtown San Diego.
This outdoor mall is known for its designer and affordable brands, as well as public art exhibits.
Not only are the malls home to Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès and Kate Spade, but Westfield UTC has fine dining and dining options.
The San Diego mall incident came less than 48 hours after thieves raided a Chanel store in Los Angeles, removing an unknown number of items.
It’s unclear if the two thefts are related, but San Diego police officials said
then at least two used a stolen van It’s the second incident of its kind in three months, breaking through the front of the Beverly Grove location.
The smash and grab happened just after 2:30 am on October 25th.
Police said the suspect rammed a van through the front window of a Chanel store last week in an attempt to steal items from the store.
Police responded to a call of a robbery at the Chanel store in Beverly Grove in the early hours of October 25.
An armed security guard was inside the vehicle at the time and was able to fend off the suspect after he crashed the vehicle through the window.
After the robbery, Chanel bags were seen littering the sidewalk.
At the time of the incident, the windows were barred, showing video and photos of the scene.
Additionally, police told DailyMail.com that a van used by an unidentified suspect was recently stolen.
Video from local news outlets showed a messy scene with shattered glass both on the sidewalk outside the location and on the store floor.
In one clip, handbags appeared scattered on the ground.
Purses sold by the company can range in price from $200 to over $4,000, according to Chanel’s website.
That investigation is ongoing.
But last Tuesday’s robbery in Los Angeles wasn’t the first for the store.
In July, thieves attacked exactly the same store Use the white van to ram into the entrance and grab the goods.
Thousands of dollars worth of Chanel items were stolen in the July 20 robbery before the group took off in two cars.
Four suspects in that incident were arrested on suspicion of breaking into the Neiman Marcus store’s Fashion Island shopping mall in Newport Beach just hours after the Chanel hit.
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