Posted on November 22, 2021

Nordstrom Latest Hit by Flash Mob Robberies Targeting Louis Vuitton, Designer Stores

Anders Anglesey, Newsweek, November 21, 2021

Dozens of looters ransacked a California Nordstrom store in the latest case of flash mob robberies that have targeted designer stores, according to reports.

Upwards of 80 people were seen racing out of the Walnut Creek store on 1200 Broadway Plaza while it was still open on Saturday evening, according to NBC Bay Area.

In a clip shared by the network’s reporter Jodi Hernandez on Twitter, people wearing dark-colored hooded tops and face masks could be seen carrying bags and suitcases stuffed with items in their arms before climbing into cars that had been parked just outside the shopping center.

Dozens of people flooded out of the Nordstrom luxury department store at around the same time and ran towards parked cars that had been waiting for them outside.


PF Chang’s manager Brett Barrette told the network: “We probably saw 50 to 80 people in ski masks, crowbars. A bunch of weapons.


Eight people were reportedly arrested after leaving a Louis Vuitton store in San Francisco’s Union Square “emptied out” on Friday night, according to Fox News. Other high-end retailers in the city, including Fendi and Yves Saint Laurent, were also said to have been looted.