LOS ANGELES - Three of 20 suspects accused of using hammers to break into a department store at The Grove were arrested Tuesday, police said. The suspects also led authorities on a pursuit earlier that evening.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were in pursuit of the robbery suspects late Monday night. The group of suspects led police on a chase from the Fairfax District to Mid-City and then parts of South Los Angeles.
The chase suspects eventually ditched the car in the Vermont Vista neighborhood.
Authorities first responded to the call of a burglary at a Nordstrom in the 100 block of The Grove Drive. Monday night's incident comes as robbers targeted high-end retail stores across California. Over the weekend, a suspect tried to use a sledgehammer to break into one of the businesses in Beverly Hills – and failed due to the fact that the windows they targeted were bulletproof.
SMASH-AND-GRABS IN CALIFORNIA
- Suspect used sledgehammer to try to break into Beverly Hills stores
- 'Don't even try': Beverly Hills businesses equipped with bulletproof glass, tight security
- Nordstrom robbery: Nearly 80 thieves ransack California store
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