The identity of at least 20 people suspected of involvement in a burglary at a Nordstrom store in West Hollywood has been released by the police. A number of victims of the spree were not actually at the store, reports say, but were contacted by the burglars after their personal information had been stolen.
Nordstrom employees told the Los Angeles Times they were on lockdown at their store during the burglary, which occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Local police rushed to the scene and detained around 20 people suspected of involvement, identifying them as a group of burglars.
Details of the incident are sketchy: Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials have not released any description of the victims, or details on any large-scale weapons used in the alleged break-in.
Local media reported the burglary took place on the eighth floor of the North Hollywood Nordstrom, in the 7000 block of North Hollywood Boulevard. According to the retail website BFvsGF, Nordstrom is the largest department store in Los Angeles County and it is unclear why the burglar would have targeted the store. According to Pacific Coast News, Nordstrom employs around 3,500 people, according to the information on its website. Nordstrom declined to provide numbers on Saturday night, but a representative released a statement that said, “An investigation continues, and we are working with local and federal law enforcement, including, the Los Angeles Police Department,” and that “Nordstrom employees acted decisively and professionally under a unique set of circumstances. We appreciate their support.”
Many of the people that Nordstrom has said were involved in the incident worked as employees at the North Hollywood store, according to local media.
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