La Jornada newspaper
Monday, November 22, 2021, p. 31
Walnut Creek. Some 80 people, some with covered faces and armed with barrettes, ransacked a luxury store in the San Francisco Bay area Saturday night, authorities and witnesses reported.
Three people were arrested and the rest escaped in waiting vehicles near the Nordstrom store, located in the Broadway Plaza outdoor shopping center in Walnut Creek, police said in a statement yesterday. Several clients were shocked by what happened.
Two employees were assaulted and one more was pepper-sprayed, in what police described as an obviously planned event.
Jodi Hernandez, a reporter for NBC Bay Area, tweeted that she saw thieves enter the store in the downtown business district, located about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco.
About 25 cars blocked the street, dozens of criminals got out and sped into the Walnut Creek Nordstrom, taking valuables and then speeding away, Hernandez tweeted.
A video of the incident taken with a cell phone shows several masked men leaving the store with bags and boxes, getting into their cars and escaping.
Brett Barrette, manager of the PF Chang’s restaurant located a short distance from the store, closed the doors of his establishment while watching the chaotic scene.
We saw between 50 and 80 people wearing ski masks, barrettes and various weapons, Barrette described to ABC 7 News.
The Walnut Creek Police Department said a firearm was recovered from one of the three arrested suspects.
Nordstrom employees began calling 911 at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday as thieves entered the store and began stealing merchandise, police said.
Walnut Creek investigators are reviewing security camera footage in an attempt to identify other suspects in this blatant theft, the store said in a statement.
Nordstrom opened normally yesterday.
Vehicle crashes Christmas parade
More than 20 people were injured after a pickup truck hit a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, TMJ4 television reported, citing police.
The television station announced that the security forces found the implicated car, and a suspect was arrested.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel portal, the event occurred yesterday afternoon as the parade ended. The vehicle at full speed skipped the police control and ran over the last participants. The causes are still unknown.
We heard a loud bang and the screams of people run over, said a witness.
Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly told WITI Milwaukee Television that he does not believe there is any danger to the public.
In a video you can see how a red truck attacks the attendees. At press time, it was reported that there were fatalities, but how many were not specified or details were given.