November 30, 2021

Contra Costa County DA files felony charges for 3 suspects in Walnut Creek Nordstrom store robbery

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) — (The video in the media participant above is from a earlier report.)

The Contra Costa County District Lawyer’s Workplace introduced felony charges towards three suspects arrested Saturday night time for the mass robbery on the Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek.

Dana Dawson, 30, Joshua Underwood, 32, and Rodney Robinson, 19, face felony charges of conspiracy, housebreaking, robbery, and arranged retail theft, in line with the district legal professional’s workplace.

“We are committed to stopping those who participate in organized retail theft, which has adverse and costly impacts on business owners and consumers as well,” District Lawyer Diana Becton stated in a press release.

Roughly 90 people stormed the Nordstrom store on Saturday, utilizing three separate entrances to storm the constructing and operating off with merchandise.

“There was a mob of people and police coming in, it was like something out of the movies, it was insane,” stated witness Brett Barrett.

Witnesses could not consider the chaos exterior the Walnut creek Nordstrom store Saturday night time. A flash mob robbery was unfolding, 80 to 100 individuals rushed into the store, minutes earlier than closing. Police say two store workers have been assaulted, one was pepper sprayed.

Amanda Arvin was contained in the store.

“I panicked, I’m not going to lie, I didn’t know what was happening, they told us to go to the other side of the store,” stated Arvin.

“We received reports of people dressed in masks and dark clothing, running into Nordstrom blocking streets with their cars, using crowbars running out with property,” stated Walnut Creek Police Lieutenant Holley Conners.

Police say these automobiles, some with license plates coated helped suspects make a quick getaway however not all, three individuals have been arrested.

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This can be a horrible crime, I am horrified to see this occur particularly in Walnut Creek,(*3*)That is clearly a coordinated exercise, an organized group of individuals working collectively, utilizing social media to speak with one another,” Wilk added.

And in San Francisco’s Union Square, luxury retailers like Louis Vuitton were vandalized and looted by groups of people. Walnut Creek Police are now investigating if the crimes are connected.

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“I do not know that reply, solely individuals concerned know,” said Connors.

Shoppers admit they’re uneasy about the brazen crime.

“This can be a lovely neighborhood you should not should worry strolling down the friggin’ avenue {that a} gang of individuals operating in right here stealing materialistic stuff,” stated Mack Jacob from Oakland.

The Nordstrom store closed early Sunday. An indication on the door stated it was out of an abundance of warning.