TOPANGA CANYON—On Sunday, August 25, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the Westfield Topanga Mall shortly after 4 p.m.
Officers responded to the shooting call, but later determined that it was a possible robbery at the Neiman Marcus establishment. Officers searched the facility for evidence of a shooting, but did not find anything to confirm a shooter on the loose.
The LAPD detained two suspects and asked the public to avoid the area while they conducted their investigation.
At 6 p.m. the LAPD HQ tweeted:
“The incident at the Topanga Mall has been stabilized. There was NO evidence of a shooting. 2 suspects were taken into custody (booking charges of Robbery and/or Grand Theft pending). Mall operations are resuming back to normal & we thank the community for their patience.”
Westfield Topanga Mall was closed for the rest of the day, but will resume at regular mall hours on Monday.
“Earlier this afternoon there was a reported incident at Westfield Topanga that, out of an abundance of caution, led to the evacuation of the center by the LA Police Department. The center will remain closed for the remainder of the day, but will reopen for normal business tomorrow. If you have questions please reach out to the center security office. We are tremendously grateful for the hard work and dedication of the LA Police Department and thank them for their support today,” posted The Westfield Topanga & The Village on their Facebook page.