USA Updates California police searching for robbers who broke into demonstration cases with hammers at K Jewelers
Police are on the lookout for a pair of burglars who say they stole items from a jewelry store in California on Friday night.
Police said the incident happened just before 7 p.m. at K Jewelers in the Bray Mall, about 25 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The Bray Police Department tweeted that male suspects used hammers to break up display cases at a jewelry store before they stole the items and fled.
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“There are suspicious dues, and we ask you to avoid the Bray Mall area,” the department wrote.
Some eyewitnesses reported hearing gunshots, but police said they determined it was actually the sound of hammers on glass.
Police are yet to say whether anyone was hurt during the robbery and no arrests have been announced as of early Saturday.
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Police posted a photo of the suspects to Twitter, whom they described as two black men in their teens or early 20s, weighing 170 to 180 pounds. Police said that they range from 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall.
He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, red sweatpants and a face mask.
The city of Los Angeles has seen a rise in robberies and burglaries, which follows statewide trends of increased crime since the COVID-19 pandemic. The past year saw organized criminal gangs target high-end retail stores plundering and plundering Golden State up and down.
Police are yet to get any further information about the robbery that took place on Friday.
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The investigation continues.