Another case of robbery was reported, as 80 people stormed a California Nordstrom store at Walnut Creek. A multitude of people marched in and robbed the store on Saturday night. The Walnut Creek Police Department is calling it an ‘organized crime’ committed by the criminal mob.
“Nordstrom employees began calling 911 when approximately 80 people entered the store and immediately began stealing merchandise,” the Police Department said in a press release. Unfortunately, to the store management and employees, the theft was over by the time the police arrived. Investigation for the matter is underway, as questions regarding the amount of merchandise stolen are to be answered along with more related to the suspects in the group.
According to police, the California Nordstrom was lined by cars, as the thieves marched in armed with crossbars, wearing ski masks to hide their identities. Two employees were physically abused, and one was pepper-sprayed by the suspects in ski masks. The incident occurred around Nordtrom’s closing time i.e. 9 p.m. at night. The police have made 3 arrests on-sight for robbery and dangerous weaponry.
Around 25 cars were parked outside when approximately 80 people stormed into California Nordstrom. Multiple witnesses captured the incident on camera which is being circulated online, as police wait for official surveillance footage. This is not an isolated incident of robbery or looting, however, as the Walnut Creek Police Department reported increased cases of robbery, shoplifting and looting in Walnut Creek. The real number of people and the vehicles involved are still not confirmed as the CCTV footage and other eyewitness accounts will be cross-referenced in the investigation.
“There was a mob of people. The police were flying in. It was like a scene out of a movie. It was insane… It was a scary scene for a moment.” Brett Barrett, an eye witness reported. Others have a similar response, as witnessed in the videos recorded by bystanders.
Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Bloomingdales, Hermes, Walgreens, Fendi, among a few cannabis dispensaries are all stores that have been hit with looting in the Bay Area. “Previously, We will flood this area with police officers for the foreseeable future. We will do what we need to do to put an end to this madness.” The newspaper reported about William Scott, chief of police in San Francisco.