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    Authorities have identified four suspects who allegedly robbed a Home Depot in Los Angeles County on Friday.  The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department along with officers from the Beverly Hills Police Department made the arrests early Saturday morning after the "flash mob burglary" at the Lakewood store, authorities from the sheriff's department reported. The arrestees include Everett Lestorkindle, 22; Bronz Jackson, 20; Shawn Jones, 19; and Daniel DeHughes, 19. As of Sunday, DeHughes was receiving medical treatment prior to being booked. Lestorkindle, Jackson and Jones were held in lieu of $20,000 bail and were expected to appear in court on Tuesday. The arrests came after Beverly Hills officers conducted a traffic stop for a red vehicle with damages that matched the description of the vehicle involved in Friday's robbery.  The four men in the vehicle, who were dressed in dark clothing and in possession of new tools, were later detained upon the arrival of the sheriff's department. They are accused of conspiracy to commit burglary, authorities said. "There are still several more suspects, and suspect vehicles, being sought in this flash mob burglary and many more like it," the sheriff's office said. The robbery was...
    ALHAMBRA (CBSLA) – Police are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary at an Michoacana Alhambra, an ice-cream shop, located at 2130 S. Fremont Ave., in Alhambra. (credit: Michoacana Alhambra) READ MORE: Three People Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash In OrangeThe incident occurred at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning and the suspects were partially caught on security camera. READ MORE: Silver Alert Issued For Local Artist, 87-Year-Old Billy Al Bengston, Last Seen Early Sunday MorningPolice said that there were three suspects who broke in to the business and stole an unknown amount of money. Michocana Alhambra posted a message on Facebook encouraging fellow businesses to secure their valuables at night and remain vigilant. MORE NEWS: Racehorse Dies At Santa Anita Park, 20th Such Incident This Year 
    PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Police in Palo Alto on Wednesday confirmed a recent attempted robbery at a shop over the weekend by a large group of suspects that was thwarted by officers, leading to the arrest of two individuals. According to a press release issued by the Palo Alto Police Department, on Sunday night at around 11:18 p.m., a large group of approximately 30-40 suspects arrived in about 20 cars attempted to break into clothing boutique the RealReal at 379 University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto when it was closed. READ MORE: Charities, Community Groups Serve Up Warm Thanksgiving Meals For The NeedyA prompt call from a private security guard reporting the incident brought a quick response from multiple police units who were able to stop the burglary. The security guard said the suspects attempted to break down the shop’s front door with unknown objects. The glass front door of the business was smashed held firm. The security guard could only describe the burglary suspects he saw as Black males and females wearing face coverings. After police arrived, the...
    PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Police in Palo Alto on Wednesday confirmed a recent attempted robbery at a shop over the weekend by a large group of suspects that was thwarted by officers, leading to the arrest of two individuals. According to a press release issued by the Palo Alto Police Department, on Sunday night at around 11:18 p.m., a large group of approximately 30-40 suspects arrived in about 20 cars attempted to break into clothing boutique the RealReal at 379 University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto when it was closed. READ MORE: UPDATE: TV News Security Guard Stable After Being Shot in Oakland's ChinatownA prompt call from a private security guard reporting the incident brought a quick response from multiple police units who were able to stop the burglary. The security guard said the suspects attempted to break down the shop’s front door with unknown objects. The glass front door of the business was smashed held firm. The security guard could only describe the burglary suspects he saw as Black males and females wearing face coverings. After police arrived,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A large group of looters took part in a smash-and-grab break-in at a Nordstrom store at The Grove late Monday night in the Fairfax District, and then sped away in several cars, leading police on a pursuit. Nov. 23, 2021. (CBSLA) READ MORE: Police Commission To Vote on 12% Increase To LAPD BudgetAuthorities are investigating whether it was linked to another such burglary that took part in South Los Angeles earlier in the evening. The Nordstrom break-in was reported at 10:40 p.m. in the 6200 block of West 3rd Street. According to Los Angeles police, several people broke in and ransacked the store. Officers arrived on scene to find several cars fleeing the area. READ MORE: Resources Available For Many Experiencing Food InsecurityPolice pursued one of the fleeing cars onto the 110 Freeway. The car exited at Hoover Street and then escaped. It’s unclear exactly how many suspects broke into the store and the financial value of the items that were stolen. There were no injuries. No arrests have been made. This is the...
    HAYWARD — Police were investigating an apparent smash-and-grab robbery by a group of people that targeted a jewelry store Sunday evening at Southland Mall, authorities said. Around 5:25 p.m., police responded to preliminary reports of possible shots fired at the mall, 1 Southland Mall Drive, and arrived to find neither signs of gunfire nor injury, Hayward police Officer Cassondra Fovel said. According to witnesses, nine people entered the mall and approached a Sam’s Jewelers store before using hammers to smash cases and pluck valuables from cases, Fovel said. The people then fled on foot from the mall, got into at least two vehicles and rode away at high speeds, possibly toward Interstate 880. Both the mall and the store were due to close for the day around 6 p.m., according to the mall’s Web site. No description of the suspects or vehicles, or on any connection with recent flash-mob robberies in other Bay Area cities, was immediately available. Officers investigating the incident were expected to hand off information including possible surveillance camera footage to detectives with the department’s criminal investigative...
    HAYWARD (CBS SF) — Smash-and-grab thieves have struck again Sunday evening, this time at the Southland Mall in Hayward. Developing, will be updated. RELATED: Police Warn of More Mass Robbery Attempts After Looters Ransack Walnut Creek Nordstrom
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A South Side clothing shop is getting back to business after a break-in, and people in the Englewood community are coming to its aid. Someone smashed the window at Englewood Branded, a retail store at 63rd and Ashland, and stole what they could grab, but the store owner isn’t letting that bring him down. READ MORE: Red Cross, Hispanic Caucus Institute Install Smoke Alarms In Little Village“I’m going to do the same thing I’ve been doing. I’m deeply rooted in the community,” owner Corie Luckett said. “Maybe the security measures will be a little different. For three years, I haven’t let my shutters down, because I wanted to show the community that I trust them.” READ MORE: Chicago Blackhawks Fire Head Coach Jeremy Colliton, Two Other Coaches Amid Disastrous StartThis weekend, the Resident Association of Greater Englewood is trying to help make up for the break-in.. MORE NEWS: 250 Boxes of Food Given To Garfield Park Residents Left In The Dust By Aldi’s Abrupt ExitThey’re calling for a “community cash mob” to show up, and bring in...
    CAMPBELL — Police are searching for suspected burglars who smashed windows and stole bags full of expensive jewelry early Friday morning at a downtown store. The suspects came and left minutes before police arrived to the scene at Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith in downtown Campbell, a block away from the city’s police department headquarters. Officers responded just after 3 a.m. to a report of vandalism at the store, Campbell police Capt. Ian White said in an interview. The suspects fled in a small black vehicle, White said, adding that police are still investigating how many suspects were involved in the burglary. White said police do not yet have an estimate of how much was stolen and damaged at the store during the break-in. Calls to Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith were not returned Saturday morning. This story will be updated.
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police say three young men broke the front window of a jewelry store on Washington Street in Chinatown about 11 a.m. Saturday and stole jewelry from inside. The owner of the shop, which is in the 800 block of Washington Street, told officers that three men approached his store window, according to a statement provided by Public Information Officer Adam Lobsinger. One of the men, estimated to be in their 20s, then smashed the window with something that may have been a hammer and the other two took several pieces of jewelry from inside the business, according to the statement. The trio then fled on foot, Lobsinger said. Broad daylight jewelry store breaking in pic.twitter.com/FJI5ywWxDC — Han Li (@lihanlihan) May 1, 2021 A 14-second video of such an incident was circulating on Twitter Saturday, unattributed and without information about the exact location. In it, the three assailants flee down an alley two doors away from the store. The incident is still being investigated. Anyone who has information about it is asked to...
    SAN CARLOS (CBS SF) — A male suspect busted into the Emkay Diamonds store in San Carlos early Saturday, smashing display cases and escaping with $32,000 worth of high-priced jewelry, authorities said. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to an alarm at the store located at 538 B El Camino Real at about 2:47 a.m. READ MORE: Suspect In San Francisco Uber Assault Held On Identity Theft Charges In Las Vegas Upon arrival, the deputies found the front door to the business open and shattered glass was seen strewn about the floor. The business was searched and found to be clear of any suspects. Several jewelry display cases had been smashed and various pieces of jewelry were scattered throughout the business. A witness told deputies they saw a 1980s model Toyota Tacoma backed up to the front door of the business as the alarm was sounding. The vehicle fled southbound on El Camino Real, at a high rate of speed, prior to deputies arriving on scene. READ MORE: COVID Reopening: Alameda County Residents Enjoy Friday Night...
    GLENDALE, Calif. (CNS) -- Police on Wednesday circulated security images of a man wanted for stealing several Rolex watches in a "smash-and-grab'' burglary at a Glendale jewelry store.The crime occurred about 4 p.m. Jan 19 in the 100 block of North Brand Boulevard, the Glendale Police Department reported. The name of the store was not released."The suspect approached the store carrying a white bag and a small black suitcase,'' according to a police statement. "He pulled out a chain with a padlock, which he used to lock the front door.''The man then smashed the exterior glass using a metal socket wrench, grabbed several Rolex watches, and ran to a nearby minivan and drove off in a black 1999 Dodge Caravan, license number 7LWN557, police said.The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, 25-35 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He wore dark clothing and a face mask.Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 818-548-4911, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.FBI locates armored military Humvee stolen from National Guard...
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