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Nordstrom in Walnut Creek hit by targeted looting spree

Police arrest three so far, say approximately 75 more thieves at-large

Police on Sunday are reviewing surveillance footage in hopes of tracking down more suspects involved in what authorities described as an organized looting at Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza on Saturday night.

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Three suspects were arrested shortly after the mob descended on a Nordstrom department store about 9 p.m., police said.

An 18-year-old Oakland man and two people from San Francisco, ages 30 and 32, were taken into custody on suspicion of crimes that include burglary, robbery, conspiracy and possession of stolen property. Police also seized a gun from one of the suspects.

About 80 people were involved in the looting spree and most drove away at high speeds after ransacking the store, police said.

Two Nordstrom staffers were assaulted during the looting and one was pepper-sprayed. The event was clearly planned, Walnut Creek police said.

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The brazen looting followed on the heels of another mob that descended on several retail outlets in San Francisco's Union Square on Friday night.

Police have arrested multiple suspects in the San Francisco thefts.

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Nordstrom in Walnut Creek hit by targeted looting spree

Police arrest three so far, say approximately 75 more thieves at-large

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Uploaded: Sun, Nov 21, 2021, 12:40 pm

Police on Sunday are reviewing surveillance footage in hopes of tracking down more suspects involved in what authorities described as an organized looting at Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza on Saturday night.

Three suspects were arrested shortly after the mob descended on a Nordstrom department store about 9 p.m., police said.

An 18-year-old Oakland man and two people from San Francisco, ages 30 and 32, were taken into custody on suspicion of crimes that include burglary, robbery, conspiracy and possession of stolen property. Police also seized a gun from one of the suspects.

About 80 people were involved in the looting spree and most drove away at high speeds after ransacking the store, police said.

Two Nordstrom staffers were assaulted during the looting and one was pepper-sprayed. The event was clearly planned, Walnut Creek police said.

The brazen looting followed on the heels of another mob that descended on several retail outlets in San Francisco's Union Square on Friday night.

Police have arrested multiple suspects in the San Francisco thefts.

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Steve Westcott
Registered user
Danville
on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:53 am
Steve Westcott, Danville
Registered user
on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:53 am

It looks like the urban thugs have come out to the 'burbs to perpetrate their crimes. All the political correctness in the world to try and re-make our police is getting taken advantage of, and they know it. I say bring the hammer down.


Maskedman
Registered user
San Ramon
on Nov 23, 2021 at 8:59 am
Maskedman, San Ramon
Registered user
on Nov 23, 2021 at 8:59 am

Proposition 47 needs to be repealed. The thieves can steal up to $950 and only be charged with a misdemeanor. Also, we need to vote in some tougher prosecutors.


Malcolm Hex
Registered user
San Ramon
on Nov 25, 2021 at 12:06 pm
Malcolm Hex, San Ramon
Registered user
on Nov 25, 2021 at 12:06 pm

Cheers, to both comments.


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