Police and paramedics responded to reports of a smash and grab robbery around 7 pm on Wednesday at Nordstrom at Westfield Topanga. Early reports state that a group of five individuals stormed the retail store, pepper spraying a security guard before fleeing with designer purses. Nordstrom employees reported the thieves went immediately to the Bottega Veneta boutique and smashed through multiple glass enclosures to obtain the items. Eyewitnesses report the thieves fled in an older model Ford Mustang with no plates. This robbery is just the latest of a string of smash and grabs at high end retailers throughout the state.