Another masked group pulled off a daring heist about 30 miles away at the Topanga Mall in Canoga Park.

Actions like these have become a repetitive cycle in Los Angeles County, now considered the epicenter for “flash mob” robberies. The incident at the Topanga Mall promoted a response from the Mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass, who, along with many residents of L.A. County, has grown frustrated with state regulations that discourage employees from stopping criminal acts in progress.