5 thieves grab Chanel purses from Fashion Valley Nordstrom store

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SAN DIEGO - Police were searching for five people who fled with stolen merchandise from a store in the Fashion Valley mall Sunday.

Just before 11:30 a.m., five men -- one of them armed with mace -- entered a Chanel boutique inside Nordstrom, grabbed several purses and ran out, according to Officer Dino Delimitros of the San Diego Police Department.

The suspects were seen leaving the mall in a small sedan, possibly a Honda, Delimitros said.

All five were described as black men wearing dark hoodies.

Robbery detectives were investigating the crime.

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