A woman carrying a pickax in broad daylight casually entered a Los Angeles Rite Aid, stole goods and threatened employees and customers at the store, shocking video shows.
The bizarre footage captured the moment the unknown woman dragged a basket full of goods across the floor of Rite Aid in Venice, Calif., On Thursday morning.
She seems to be heading for the door, basket and pick in hand, before stopping at the counter and telling an employee that she will be back.
“I’m not screwed,” she says as an employee tries to ask her to stop while she is taking beauty products.
“I don’t want to smell shit when I KO these bitches,” she adds, dropping a spray in the basket.
Before leaving, she says to everyone in the store, ‘Don’t say shit **. Shut up. Be silent and go with the flow.
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A woman was seen walking around a Los Angeles Rite Aid with a pickaxe on Thursday
The woman stopped at the counter and told an employee she was coming back
Women threatened employees and cursed buyers who witnessed the crime
Police said no was injured in the incident and were still looking for the pickax-wielding suspect.
Detectives said it is currently not known how much she stole from the store, Fox 11 reported.
The incident comes as LA continues to suffer from a series of brazen thefts that have plagued California since November.
During the first week of December, LA police arrested 14 suspects suspected of being involved in 11 recent armed robberies at stores last month, where nearly $ 340,000 in merchandise was stolen during strikes on an LA Nordstrom, a Lululemon in Studio City, a Fairfax neighborhood store, and a CVS pharmacy in South LA.
Eric Siddall of the Association of Assistant Prosecutors of Los Angeles on Monday criticized LA DA George Gascon for his silence on the recent spate of armed robberies.
However, due to the city’s bail policy, the suspects were all freed within hours of being handcuffed and are currently walking the streets while waiting for their cases to go to court.
“If you look at the 14 people arrested, they could have been charged, bail amounts could have been set, but none of this was done because the district attorney refuses to take a leadership position on this issue. “said Eric Siddall, vice president. president of the Los Angeles Association of Assistant Prosecutors, in an appearance on Fox News Monday.
Siddall blamed the do-nothing approach of the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office, George Gascon, in the face of the rampant crime wave currently plaguing cities across the Golden State.
Although burglaries have finally come down in recent years, homicide rates in Los Angeles have skyrocketed in the past two years.
Homicide rates in Los Angeles have skyrocketed in the past two years. At that time in 2019, the Los Angeles Police Department recorded 251 homicides. Burglaries have declined in recent years
A map shows the locations of some of the major armed robberies that have recently taken place in Southern California
At that time in 2019, the Los Angeles Police Department recorded 251 homicides. As of December 18, there had been 382 murders in the city, an increase of 52%, according to LAPD data.
The robbery at Rite Aid also took place about 30 minutes from a fatal shooting at a Burlington Coat Factory store in North Hollywood.
A 14-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet after a Los Angeles police officer opened fire on a man assaulting a woman in the clothing store on Thursday, police said.
LA Police Captain Stacy Sell said police responded to reports of an assault and gunfire at the store just before noon.
When an officer arrived, Sell said the cop opened fire on the suspect, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was hiding in the store’s lodge with her mother.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said the suspect and victim were pronounced dead at the scene.
“During this search for the suspect, officers encountered an individual who was assaulting another, and a shootout involving an officer occurred,” Spell told reporters outside the store.
Another woman with moderate to severe injuries from the assault on the suspect was taken to hospital, Prange said.
Store workers told Fox 11 that a man with a crowbar came into the store and started smashing windows while they were in hiding for security reasons.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating the case with the LAPD as it is an officer opening fire.
Witnesses said a suspect started smashing displays in the store before assaulting a woman. An officer who responded to the incident opened fire inside the store
Buyers are seen at the scene of the fatal shooting