Jewelry store robbers make quick getaway
Police may have car’s license number
Three men used a hammer to shatter glass cases and made off with jewelry in a ``smash-and-grab'' robbery at a Zales store in the Westside Pavilion shopping center in West Los Angeles Wednesday.
The robbery was reported at 8:32 p.m., said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations office.
Witnesses told police the suspects fled to a car in the mall parking structure, with one of them jumping into the car's trunk, before driving off, she said.
They escaped with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and left the hammer behind, Eisenman said.
A vehicle description was not available, but police believe its license plate number is 6UDK307, Eisenman said.
One of four men suspected of involvement in a “smash and grab” robbery at the Macy’s department store at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Monday night, was being held in custody.
The suspects entered the store around 8:45 p.m., and used hammers to break jewelry display cases and grab jewelry before making their getaway, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.
However, one of the suspected robbers was detained by mall security as he attempted to flee on foot, but the other three escaped, Herrera said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Police investigating an armed robbery in the Fairfax Village area quickly found a woman’s stolen Apple iPhone by using the “Find My Phone” application, and they arrested two people in the crime, authorities said today.
Officers were sent to Sierra Bonita Avenue at Rosewood Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17 on an armed robbery call, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Sheriff’s detectives tried to determine if a woman accused of conning a 12-year-old girl into stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from her parents in the Antelope Valley has victimized any other families.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.—California Pizza Kitchen Inc. and Golden Gate Capital today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of the Los Angeles-based restaurant chain for $18.50 per share in cash, or about $470 million.
On May 24, the companies announced that CPK and some affiliates of Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund had signed a merger agreement.
California Pizza Kitchen was founded in 1985. Of the chain’s 265 restaurants, 205 are company-owned and 60 operate under franchise or license agreements.
“I said samich,” a work by Zeal Harris is one of the pieces in the exhibit “Skin Deep” on view through Jan. 11 at the Loft at Liz’s.
The group show features local artists exploring the relationship between Blacks and Whites via a variety of mediums including mixed media, painting, and even jewelry. The participating artists are Monique Birault, Zeal Harris, Ted Meyer, Jackie Natch, Miles Regis, Francheska Schifrin, Garth Trinidad, and Richard Turner. The Loft at Liz’s is located at 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.