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Smash-&-grab thieves hit the Home Depot in Lakewood


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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.

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