3 Nordstrom smash-and-grab suspects who used hammers to target store at The Grove arrested

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.


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