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Second shocking clip emerges of gang of up to 50 looters armed with bear spray dashing out of LA Nordstrom with $100K of luxury goods – leaving mannequins scattered on the floor as helpless staff run for cover

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A second video has emerged of a gang of looters armed with bear spray smashing their way through a Nordstrom store, taking $100,000 worth of luxury goods with them.

The gang of up to 50 decked out in black hoodies and covered their faces as they seized expensive luggage during a raid on the department store at Westfield Topanga Mall on Saturday.

Videos circulated on social media with a new angle showing the thieves seizing luxury goods including a Burberry handbag before fleeing.

In the video, an employee appears to be waving others to stay back, as the large group swarms the store.

A thief wearing a black balaclava is also seen in the new video slipping and falling while exiting the store. As of Sunday afternoon, the LAPD’s Topanga Division reported no arrests.

One of the thieves is seen here carrying numerous bags and even a small suitcase

Others grabbed clothes and quickly escaped before police arrived on the scene

Others grabbed clothes and quickly escaped before police arrived on the scene

The new footage was shared on Twitter by user Noel Escobar who captioned his video: “I was shopping at Topanga Mall when this happened!! They started stealing all the Designer from Nordstroms.

In his video, loud banging and shattering of glass can be heard as he pans his camera around the store.

Several individuals are seen pulling on security tagged goods and raiding clothes rails as what appears to be a member of staff apparently urges other shoppers to stay away.

Escobar can be heard saying, “Damn, this is crazy, y’all.” That’s crazy.

Thieves are seen heading for the exit, one of them carrying a suitcase along with other luxury luggage.

The group swarmed the store around 4pm on Saturday, taking armfuls of items, some inadvertently dropping merchandise amid the chaos as they maneuvered around broken glass and toppled mannequins.

The gang had also deployed bear spray to attack two store security guards, allowing them to wreak havoc.

An ambulance responded to the mall, but it is still unclear whether anyone has been taken to hospital following the incident.

Witnesses saw the looters flee, many in vehicles including Lexuses and BMWs.

Investigators believe the group stole around $60,000 and $100,000 in merchandise

Witnesses watched the looters at large, several in vehicles including Lexus and BMW cars

Witnesses watched the looters at large, several in vehicles including Lexus and BMW cars

One of the thieves in this photo is holding a Burberry bag and appears to be looking for other goods to steal

One of the thieves in this photo is holding a Burberry bag and appears to be looking for other goods to steal

A shopper inside the store said NBC Los Angeles that she had seen them target Yves Saint Laurent products.

The customer, known only as Janie, told the outlet: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s a shame.

“I saw three cars pull up, and I saw these guys running out with all these purses. They just grabbed the whole YSL.

The same Nordstrom had previously been looted in November 2021 when thieves again used bear spray on a security guard and stolen designer items.

Following the incident, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said, “What happened today at the Nordstrom in the Topanga Mall is absolutely unacceptable.”

The same Nordstrom store in Westfield Topanga was looted in November 2021 when thieves attacked a security guard with bear spray and stole designer handbags

The same Nordstrom store in Westfield Topanga was looted in November 2021 when thieves attacked a security guard with bear spray and stole designer handbags

From another angle of the incident, the large group can be seen ransacking the store and destroying it

From another angle of the incident, the large group can be seen ransacking the store and destroying it

The group ran to the door in an attempt to get out of the store quickly, securing as much merchandise as they could carry.

The group ran to the door in an attempt to get out of the store quickly, securing as much merchandise as they could carry.

“Those who committed these and similar acts in nearby areas must be held accountable.

“The Los Angeles Police Department will continue to work to not only find those responsible for this incident, but also to prevent these attacks on retailers from happening in the future.”

In a statement, the LAPD said, “Officers from the Topanga Division got to the scene quickly and have several lines of investigation.

“For criminals, it is just property taken. For those who live in the area and frequent the Topanga mall, it’s a loss of sense of security.

“The LAPD will exhaust all efforts to bring those responsible into custody and prosecute criminal charges.”

Just last week, stunned bystanders caught the shocking moment a gang of at least 30 brazen thieves ransacked an Yves Saint Laurent store in an upscale California mall.

Videos posted online showed several people wearing dark clothing, balaclavas and masks entering and then quickly exiting the store at the Americana at Brand shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Glendale police say the thieves got away with around $300,000 worth of goods, having overwhelmed staff and taking everything they could in less than a minute.

None of the robbers used a weapon in the brazen scheme and no injuries were reported.

An investigation is ongoing as California continues to face a spate of thefts after lawmakers lowered the penalty for thefts of goods under $950.

Robbery has become almost commonplace in California, where theft of items worth $950 or less is a misdemeanor.

Those convicted of such a crime can face six months in county jail, but in most cases the cops don’t even bother to press charges.

The California Senate also passed a law in May that prevents employees from confronting active shooters or shoplifters in California.

Proponents say it protects staff from violence, but stores and employees themselves say the move will only encourage shoplifting.

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