Police arrested four people who may have been involved in a crash and kidnapping Friday night at a Home Depot.
According to Los Angeles CBS, Beverly Hills police took the suspects into custody after receiving reports of several vehicles traveling without license plates. Authorities have not explained why they believe the four individuals were linked to Friday’s robbery.
âWe are currently working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to see if there is a link to the Lakewood Home Depot incident or any other crime that has been committed,â BHPD Sgt. Jeff Newman said.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a group of about eight masked men entered a Lakewood Home Depot around 7:45 p.m. on Black Friday and began ransacking shelves. The suspects allegedly stole $ 400 worth of tools, including everything from hammers and crowbars to wrenches.
Employees said the crowd was much larger than police reported, saying around 20 young men between the ages of 15 and 20 pulled over in 10 vehicles before committing the theft.
“We tried to stop them,” said Luis Romo, employee of the store. Fox 11. “We closed the main entrance and they put their maces in place and whoever stood in their way, they were going to hurt them.”
Cell phone footage showed the suspects exiting through the front doors.
The theft took place two days after a group of thieves targeted a Nordstrom department store in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. ABC 7 reports that the suspects were seen attacking a security guard before fleeing with luxury items worth $ 25,000, including seven to eight designer handbags.