Walnut Creek, where 80 suspected looters allegedly targeted Nordstrom, received a huge police presence on Saturday evening, as shown in a new video.
Police said the incident was reported while the establishment was still open, at around 8:46 in the evening.
According to the Walnut Creek place, a couple of employees were assaulted while one was attacked by the suspects with pepper spray, ABC7 reported.
Two people were arrested by authorities, and one of them was found to possess a firearm. Police said the third suspect, who got a stolen Nordstrom property, was also arrested shortly after.
Customers in a nearby dining establishment witnessed the incident, the restaurant’s manager said. They said they’ve got Nordstrom items, placed them inside a waiting vehicle and escaped.
The restaurant manager described what they witnessed.
“We probably saw 50 to 80 people in ski masks crowbars a bunch of weapons. They were looting the Nordstrom’s right here. And I thought they were going to start beating cars. I had to start locking doors lock the front door lock the back door,” according to PF Chang’s manager Brett Barrette.
Police also flagged a BMW convertible which was suspected to be linked with the incident.