Smash and Grab Robbery at a Large Department Store in the Baldwin Hills Area of Los Angeles NR11552rh

November 22, 2011

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Southwest Detectives are investigating a robbery at a large department store in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles.

On November 21, 2011, around 8:45 p.m., four male Black suspects entered a large department store in the 4000 block of Crenshaw Boulevard and used a hammer to smash jewelry display cases. Two of the suspects then attempted to grab jewelry from inside of the cases. The suspects were confronted by a loss prevention officer who attempted to detain the suspects.

A struggle ensued between the suspects and the loss prevention officer. One of the suspects was detained and subsequently arrested by responding LAPD officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southwest Detectives, Robbery Section, at 213-485-6571.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.