Ksubi store on La Brea hit in latest ‘flash mob’ robbery

A group of 11 men robbed a luxury denim store on La Brea Avenue on Tuesday evening, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The robbery was reported at 6:55 p.m. at Ksubi, at 132 S. La Brea Ave.

Right before the store closed, a group of 11 men wearing masks entered the store and began taking clothes, according to authorities. Two security guards, who were unarmed, tried to stop the robbers but were unsuccessful. The guards reported that one of the men simulated a handgun in his pocket as a way to get them to stand down, the LAPD said.

An estimated $100,000 in goods was stolen from the high-end retailer.

The suspects fled in at least two cars, identified as a silver Lexus and a tan BMW, which drove off in opposite directions. Some of the stolen clothing was later found in an alley behind the store and was returned to the business.

The store is the latest to be hit with a “flash mob” robbery in the Los Angeles area, with other recent instances occurring at Saint Laurent in Glendale and Nordstrom at the Topanga Mall.