A group of 5 thieves stole purses from the Nordstrom at the Westfield Topanga & The Village shopping center in Canoga Park Wednesday night, according to authorities.
Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said they were called to assist at the shopping center at 6:48 p.m.
Four of the suspects grabbed bags as the fifth used bear spray on a security guard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Unlike previous similar incidents, there was no breaking into the store, only a quick theft and the assault of the security guard, police added.
The LAPD is looking for the suspects, who are believed to be in a blue or gray mustang with no plates.
No further details were available.
Correction: An earlier version of this article gave the incorrect name for the Westfield Topanga & The Village shopping center. The story has been updated.
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