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About eight masked thieves raided the tool aisle at the Home Depot near the Lakewood Mall Friday night, stealing sledgehammers, crowbars, and hammers, KCBS reports.

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a group of young men entered the Home Depot just before 8 p.m., located at 5000 block of Hardwick Street, comically across the street from the Lakewood Sheriff's Station.

  • Home Depot employees told Fox 11 they saw 20 people arrive in up to ten cars, clothed in ski masks.

  • The thieves fled in different directions, and one car was described as a red Mercedes-Benz.

Meanwhile, in Beverly Hills:

The Los Angeles Police Department placed the entire city under tactical alert after another smash and grab robbery occurred in afflount stores at Beverly Grove and stole several items.

  • Six smash-and-grab robberies took place in the Fairfax District, Beverly Grove and Hancock Park on Black Friday.


LBPD officers were sent to the 5700 block Orizaba Avenue at about 2:00 a.m. after a family disturbance became violent early Wednesday morning, per the LBP.


After police arrived at the scene, they came upon a woman with stab wounds in her upper body and were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Authorities are saying an altercation between a male and female relative intensified into a stabbing.

  • The male relative fled on foot the scene before police arrived, and the police are still investigating the incident.


Long Beach police are asking for the public’s help to locate the suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run accident that happened on November 12th.


Police say the crash happened around 6:22 p.m. at Artesia Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue when a dark Toyota Camry struck a 72-year-old man.

  • The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

  • Police have identified the victim as 72-year-old Long Beach resident David Bermudez.

  • LBPD is still searching for the driver.