During the theft, the suspects assaulted and pepper-sprayed a safety guard, Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton mentioned. At least one of the suspects was sporting an orange wig, KABC reported. CNN has reached out to the LAPD for extra info.
Also Wednesday, police mentioned at the very least 4 individuals stole $20,000 price of merchandise from an Apple retailer in Santa Rosa, which is situated about 55 miles north of San Francisco.
“In a brazen daytime burglary in front of customers and staff, the suspects grabbed over $20,000 worth of merchandise from the store and fled the area in an unknown vehicle,” Santa Rosa police mentioned in an announcement.
The suspects had been between the ages of 14 and 18 and wore masks, police mentioned.
The thefts come amid a latest wave of “smash-and-grab” crimes.
In suburban Chicago, 14 individuals barged right into a Louis Vuitton retailer final week and fled with greater than $100,000 in purses and different merchandise.