Suspect Arrested in Connection with Robbery of Boutique in Chinatown – NR23712jc

October 18, 2023

Hawthorne: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Gang and Narcotics Division, U.S Marshals Apprehension TASK Force have identified and taken into custody the suspect wanted for a robbery that took place in a business located at the 800 block of North Broadway.

On September 14, 2023, around 11:57 a.m., surveillance footage captured the suspect inside of the business. Once inside, the suspect assaulted an employee and removed property from behind the counter. As the employee attempted to stop him, the suspect assaulted the employee. The employee was hospitalized for her injuries inflicted by the suspect. The suspect exited the location with the property and fled.

Today, Gang and Narcotics Division, U.S Marshals Apprehension TASK Force located the suspect in the City of Hawthorne, California where the suspect attempted to flee by hiding in a backyard. With the assistance of the LAPD’s Air Support Division, the suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.

The suspect is identified as 31-year-old Thornton, Courtland, a resident of Los Angeles, Booking No. 6693716. Thornton, Courtland is currently being held on $80,000 bail.

Los Angeles Police Department, Central Area Robbery Detectives, are investigating other Robberies linked to Thornton, Courtland.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Los Angeles Police Department Central Area Robbery Detective Huy Nguyen at (213) 996-1875. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.