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Gucci Store in Costa Mesa Robbed by Group of Thieves

Gucci Store in Costa Mesa Robbed by Group of Thieves

South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., on May 7, 2023. (Sophie Li/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

8/17/2023

Updated: 8/18/2023

COSTA MESA, Calif.—Authorities were looking for the suspects on Aug. 17 involved in a smash-and-grab robbery of the Gucci store in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
The crime occurred about 7:20 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the mall in the 3300 block of Bristol Street, said Costa Mesa Police Department Sgt. Jose Morales.
According to Mr. Morales, a group of about five to 10 thieves wearing hoodies and masks entered the store while it was open for business and left with a number of handbags, with the loss estimated at more than $100,000.
The incident was the latest in a string of flash mob robberies at retail stores, including at a Nordstrom at Westfield Topanga Mall and an Yves Saint Laurent store at the Americana at Brand in Glendale.
Another theft was reported on Aug. 15 at a high-end denim store in Hancock Park.
Anyone with information on the Costa Mesa crime was urged to call detectives at 714-754-5120.
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