A mob of 20 to 30 suspected looters converged on a Minnesota mall, rampaging through a Best Buy electronics store — the latest in a rash of “flash mob” type thefts across the US in recent weeks.
The incident in suburban Minneapolis, which police said involved no weapons, took place near the Burnsville mall Friday night. Police did not have an estimate on how much merchandise was allegedly stolen.
Smash-and-grab gangs struck in California earlier this week, dousing a security guard with bear spray in Canoga Park to enter a Nordstrom store, where they allegedly grabbed more than $25,000 worth of luxury goods, according to reports.
Another Nordstrom store was targeted in Walnut Creek last week, with more than 90 suspected looters captured on video raiding the store within minutes.