Three Arrested After Dozens Ransacked California Nordstrom Store

Police in California arrested three suspects after dozens ransacked a Nordstrom store near San Francisco on Nov. 20.

Walnut Creek Police Department said in a statement on Nov. 21 that officers arrested two people at the Broadway Plaza Nordstrom, one of whom was in possession of a firearm, and a third person near the scene who was in possession of stolen Nordstrom property.

According to the police, they received calls from Nordstrom employees at about 9 p.m. local time when around 80 people stormed and robbed the store.

The other suspects, whom police described were part of a “criminal mob,” fled the scene in cars at high speeds.

Police described the incident as an “organized theft” and a “clearly a planned event.”

The suspects, who wore ski masks and were armed with crowbars, assaulted two employees and pepper sprayed another, who received treatment and were released at the scene, according to the police.

Investigators are currently reviewing surveillance footage to identify the other suspects.

Police have yet to estimate the cost of the stolen items.

Police confirmed that the looting was not linked to a series of protests across the United States over the recent non-guilty verdict in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two men and injured another last year in Wisconsin.

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