Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Flash Rob

Roughly 80 masked robbers armed with pepper spray and crowbars ransacked a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek Saturday night, smashing and grabbing goods from shelves, employees and even customers, according to police.
This is the kind of situation you just don't want to be in the middle of.
Some of the biggest names in high fashion are losing thousands — sometimes tens of thousands — of dollars to a team of thieves that is storming into their stores to steal purses and handbags from display shelves, according to [Chicago Police Department] reports. The raids have been happening during afternoon hours along the Mag Mile and Rush Street corridors.
This isn't anything spontaneous, either, like a few acquaintances deciding one day to just bum rush a store and grab stuff. These are organized criminal enterprises.
Connors said people in dark clothing, ski masks and hoods stormed the store “like a flash mob thing” after police began receiving calls about cars driving recklessly nearby just before the 9 p.m. closing Saturday.

People dashed in and out within three minutes and raced away in about two dozen cars that were parked in the middle of the street, many with their license plates covered, Connors said.
As far as I'm concerned, my personal solution to this tactical problem is Amazon.