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Los Angeles Nordstrom robbed for handbags, security guard assaulted: reports


Authorities in Los Angeles responded to a theft at a Nordstrom site in Canoga Park on Wednesday that resulted in the theft of expensive handbags, according to reports.

The cheeky robbery took place around 7 p.m., as people were doing their last-minute shopping before Thanksgiving. A security guard was sprayed with an unknown substance in the face during the incident.

Fox 11 reported that the incident happened at Westfield Topanga & The Village around 7 p.m. The report said the security guard should be OK. The five suspects allegedly took off in a gray Ford Mustang.

The robbery triggered a major police response. ABC 7 reported that up to eight expensive handbags were stolen in the theft. One suspect was wearing an orange wig, according to the report.

Earlier this week, a group of thieves smashed windows with a hammer and other tools at a luxury shopping center in the city. Officers pursued an SUV implicated in the crime. The chase ended in South Los Angeles and three people were arrested, Officer Drake Madison said.

Last weekend in Walnut Creek, Calif., Outside San Francisco, about 90 people stormed a Nordstrom site. Authorities say the crowd entered the store all at once through three separate entrances to the store.

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In response to the incidents, Nordstrom said it would increase its security measures, telling Fox Business in a statement: “Given the recent incidents at two of our stores and incidents across the industry, we are strengthening our presence. store security and implement additional safeguards to keep everyone safe. “

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

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