WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Dozens of looters swarmed into the Nordstrom retailer in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday night time, terrorizing consumers, ripping off bag a great deal of merchandise and ransacking cabinets earlier than fleeing in a a number of automobiles ready for them on the road.
Video shot on the scene exhibits the masked looters — numbering as many as 80 — streaming out of the shop, carrying luggage and packing containers, leaping into the automobiles.
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Dozens of police automobiles additionally responded to the scene. It was not instantly recognized if any of the looters had been arrested.
Brett Barrett is among the managers of P.F. Chang’s restaurant throughout from the Nordstrom retailer. He watched because the bedlam unfolded.
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“I in all probability noticed 50-80 folks in like ski masks with crowbars, a bunch of weapons,” he stated. “They have been looting the Nordstrom.”
“There was a mob of individuals,” he continued. “The police have been flying in. It was like a scene out of a film. It was insane.”
Barrett additionally anxious concerning the security of the diners in his restaurant. Many crowded across the home windows to observe the looters flee.
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“I needed to begin locking the entrance door,” he stated. “Locking the again door. You by no means know, they may come proper in right here. It was loopy…All of the company inside have been becoming concerned. It was a scary scene for a second.”