October 4, 2023

A bunch of suspects bumped into a short lived Gucci retailer in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza, grabbed an estimated $100,000 of purses and ran out to ready automobiles within the parking zone Wednesday night, Aug. 16, authorities stated.

Costa Mesa police had been trying to find 5 to 10 suspects who hustled into the shop simply after 7:15 p.m. whereas the shop was open and prospects had been inside, Sgt. Jose Morales stated.

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The suspects didn’t use any weapons and there have been no reported accidents, the sergeant stated.

The shop, at a short lived location whereas the first retailer is underneath development, is near a number of exits, Morales stated.

Police had been on scene inside minutes, Morales stated.

The precise variety of purses stolen and the course during which the suspects fled from the shop was unclear.

The theft was the newest in a string of mob robberies at retail shops, primarily in Los Angeles County, together with at a Nordstrom on the Westfield Topanga Mall and an Yves Saint Laurent retailer on the Americana at Model in Glendale when $400,000 in merchandise was stolen.