‘Like a scene out of a movie’: 80 suspects rob Bay Area Nordstrom

The Nordstrom on Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek.

The Nordstrom on Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek.

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Over 80 people rushed into a Walnut Creek Nordstrom Saturday night, grabbing wares off shelves and taking out bags of stolen goods, police say.

A number of cars pulled up outside the Nordstrom on Broadway Plaza off Mt. Diablo Blvd., around 9 p.m., startling patrons at the popular outdoor mall. Video shows individuals wearing masks walking out of the store holding big bags, and witnesses say some had crowbars. 

“There was a mob of people,” a manager at the nearby P.F. Chang’s told CBS SF. “The police were flying in. It was like a scene out of a movie. It was insane.”

Walnut Creek police descended quickly on the scene and arrested three suspects. One car was stopped and a man and woman were taken into custody. The man was charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglary tools, and the woman was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. 

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A man, apprehended while he was on foot, was charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglary tools.

None of the suspects have been identified by police.