December 6, 2021 NR21335bb
Detectives are releasing the following video in connection with the incident where a security officer was attacked with bear spray and are asking public’s assistance in finding the assailant or assailants. Any information, please contact Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Robbery Detective Mayes at (818) 756-3520.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating two separate incidents involving flash mob thefts in which groups of suspects entered several stores in the 8500 block of Beverly Blvd at the Beverly Center and grabbed merchandise without paying and ran out.
In a joint effort with our community partners, the Department has received leads that they are actively working in an effort to bring those involved in this Grand Theft to justice.
A second incident occurred at the Topanga Mall in which an organized group attempted to burglarize a Nordstrom store. During the incident, a security officer was sprayed with Bear Spray. Officers responded and there is an ongoing investigation and active search for other individuals involved. The Department has investigators at scene at both locations conducting follow-up investigations to identify, pursue and bring the suspects in these crimes to justice.
The LAPD will continue with high visibility patrols, conduct a thorough investigation and direct additional resources to deter additional criminal activity.
These investigations are ongoing and anyone with information regarding these types of incidents is urged to contact the LAPD. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.