Updated: 9 More People Arrested After Nordstrom Rack, Macy’s Robbery in Northern California

Three people were arrested Monday after authorities say they robbed a Nordstrom store in Northern California on Saturday night.

Three suspects entered the Nordstrom Rack store in Santa Rosa about 8:45 p.m. Saturday and were armed with guns, Santa Rosa Police Lt. Kurt Barnard said.

They fled the scene in a gold compact car with California license plates, Barnard said. The car was stopped by two Santa Rosa police officers, who arrested all three people after initially finding no weapons or a large amount of cash inside the car, he said.

A warrant was eventually issued for the arrest of Jordan Maurice Boster, 20, of Forestville; Malea Jasmine Winston, 23, of Napa; and Amanda Rose Ornelas, 23, of Capitola, Barnard said. Ornelas and Winston are also suspected of entering the Macy’s store on the same afternoon and robbing the store, he said.

On Monday morning, Santa Rosa police were notified that the car had been spotted in the Sonoma/Marin area. After being sent to the area, police found the three inside a home where a search was conducted, Barnard said.

Those three suspects, who have not been identified, were arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, possession of a stolen vehicle and other related charges, he said.

Authorities also searched the home of a sixth suspect in a separate incident over the weekend and found several items stolen from the Macy’s store, he said. That man had outstanding warrants, and he also remains in custody, Barnard said.


5:15 p.m. — Each suspect has been held on $125,000 bail.

3:47 p.m. — The fourth suspect has been released from custody.

1:38 p.m. — The suspects’ vehicle was found abandoned on Saturday night in Sonoma County, Barnard said.

12:53 p.m. — Santa Rosa police said in a statement that they would hold a press conference about the investigation at noon.

12:02 p.m. — Three Santa Rosa detectives arrested one suspect, while a fourth suspect remained at large.

11:50 a.m. — A fourth suspect has been arrested in the case.

8:48 a.m. — Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a fourth suspect who remains at large, officials said.

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12:02 a.m. — Finally, eight people are in custody after robbing Nordstrom Rack and a Macy’s store Saturday afternoon in Northern California.

The suspects stole items off the shelves at both stores and made off with the cash registers.

Forty-nine people were held hostage during the most chaotic incident in the city since 2004, when the scene of a shootout at Safeway and Trader Joe’s was replayed thousands of times across the country.

Five suspects, including the four who remained at large Monday morning, opened fire on police as officers tried to take them into custody.

Santa Rosa police identified the two suspects as Burr and Winston. They said no hostages were held at the time of the incident and that no one was hurt.

A police statement released Monday morning said the situation is over.

Authorities will hold a press conference at noon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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