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Smash and grab thieves break into the Nordstrom store at the Grove in Los Angeles

On Monday evening, an unknown number of thieves broke into a Nordstrom department store in the Grove Mall, smashing a window.

Rick Caruso, the developer behind The Grove, confirmed that there had been a burglary at the Nordstrom but no entry was made at the Grove.

“Fortunately, they couldn’t get into the grove and the LAPD is continuing,” he said in a text message.

According to KNBC-TV Channel 4, there was a broken window at the scene near West 3rd Street and The Grove Drive.

A hammer lay nearby among scattered clothing, the station reported.

A KNBC reporter spoke to a man identified as Grove’s security chief who said no other businesses in the mall were affected by the burglary, which occurred around 10:45 p.m.

The attackers fled before the police arrived.

Deputy Chief Blake Chow told The Times that a pursuit of suspects has ended in the southeastern division of the department.

Further information on the incident, such as the number of suspects, an estimate of the damage to the Nordstrom and whether anyone was in custody, was not available on Monday evening.

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