Posted on August 15, 2023

Mob-Style Smash-And-Grab Robbery at Nordstrom Store Inside Topanga Mall Leaves Shoppers on Edge

Amy Powell, KABC, August 13, 2023

Shocking video captured a mob-style smash-and-grab robbery at a mall in Topanga and police are now searching for up to 30 suspects involved.

Police said it happened around 4:15 p.m. Saturday at the Nordstrom store inside Westfield Topanga Mall.

Video shared by an Instagram user shows the large group of suspects smashing display cases, grabbing merchandise and running out the door.

Police said a security guard at the store was sprayed with either Mace pepper spray or bear spray. Between 20 to 30 suspects were involved and all fled the scene in several vehicles, including a BMW, a Lexus and a Honda, police said.


Investigators said the group stole between $60,000 and $100,000 worth of merchandise.