20 break into Los Angeles Nordstrom in latest ‘smash and grab,’ police say

LOS ANGELES — Just days after dozens of people reportedly ransacked a Nordstrom store near San Francisco, about 20 suspects broke into one of the retailer’s locations Monday in Los Angeles, authorities said.

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According to the Los Angeles Times and KABC-TV, the latest “smash and grab” incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. PST at the Grove mall. About 20 people tried to loot the Nordstrom before fleeing in four separate vehicles, police told KABC.

Police reportedly chased the suspects into south Los Angeles. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was arrested, according to the news outlets.

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On Saturday, more than 80 people stormed a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek, a San Francisco suburb, in another coordinated break-in, police said. Authorities arrested three people in connection with the incident, KPIX-TV reported.