Reports of looting, vandalism during Las Vegas protests

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police responded to several reports of looting during the George Floyd protests Sunday night.

At the Downtown Premium Outlets, police arrested 21 looters. Several stores were broken into at the outlet mall.

On the south end of The Strip, police responded to another report of looting — this time near Tropicana and Koval. According to witnesses and police, people broke into the Rebel Gas Station. Those looters went for the cash register, and immediately ran out of the store once police arrived.

Police say there was also a fight and a fire that was set in the same area.

Vandalism also spread in other parts of the valley. Some of the front windows at the Best Buy on Rainbow and Lake Mead boulevards were smashed. It’s not clear if anything was stolen. Also, windows were broken and a small fire was started at the Kohl’s at Charleston and Nellis boulevards. According to Metro police, seven individuals threw several Molotov cocktails through the front windows around 2 a.m.

While 8 News Now was on the scene, police threw tear gas at people in the area, telling them to go home. Our crew was filming an interview as police released the tear gas.

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