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Black Friday: Another High-End Store Is Robbed, In String Of Six LA Smash-and-Grabs

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) -- A citywide tactical alert has been lifted through the majority of the city Saturday following a "smash-and-grab" robbery at a high-end store in the Melrose area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD defines a tactical alert as enabling all available officers to respond to a criminal incident if necessary.

Friday around 8:20 p.m., a large group rushed into a clothing store in Beverly Grove and stole several items.

The robbery happened in the 8400 block of Melrose Avenue at a Bottega Veneta store location, which sells high-end items.

It appears pepper spray was used during the crime. It's unclear how the group was able to enter the store and if any arrests were made.

Six smash-and-grab robberies took place in the Fairfax District, Beverly Grove and Hancock Park on Black Friday.

This was among the latest in a series of so-called flash mob-style robberies in the Los Angeles area during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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