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August 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The day after one of the greatest catches in Angel Stadium history, the discussion Saturday was if it was the best ever by an Angel. Manager Mike Scioscia said no, ranking J.B. Shuck's fourth-inning robbery of Jose Bautista's home run - in which the outfielder tumbled into the stands over the left-field wall - behind Mike Trout's full-sprint, high-leaping grab of a J.J. Hardy fly over the center-field fence in Baltimore in...
August 2, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Lights, camera ... police action? An amateur film crew's robbery scene took a dangerous real-life turn Thursday when police, unaware the takeover at a Glendora coffee shop was staged, swarmed the building with their weapons drawn. It began just before 7:20 a.m., Glendora Police Capt. Tim Staab said, when a woman walking up to Classic Coffee saw a man inside who was wearing a bandanna covering his face and carrying what appeared to be a gun. She ran back to her car and called 911, Staab said, prompting all eight of the Police Department's on-duty officers to rush to the scene.
August 1, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police Thursday night were seeking the public's help in tracking down three suspects who kidnapped and robbed a man in Hollywood. The victim was sitting in his parked car in the 8000 block of Carlton Way on July 23 when a white Chevy van pulled up. Three men jumped out of the vehicle and kidnapped the man, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The man was later released at a gas station after money was exchanged with the suspects and another person, the LAPD said.
July 23, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein
A Los Angeles man and nine teenagers who allegedly committed criminal acts during a series of otherwise peaceful protests last week have been charged, prosecutors said Tuesday. The group was among those arrested during a series of demonstrations against the George Zimmerman acquittal in the slaying of teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, and a subsequent robbery spree along Hollywood Boulevard. Shareef Abdullah, 28, was charged with attempted grand theft, robbery and making criminal threats after he allegedly accosted two news crews covering the July 13 protests in Leimert Park, the L.A. County district attorney's office said.
July 17, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
Police are scouring social media in their investigation of a roving band of youths that hit Hollywood Boulevard in a two-hour robbery rampage, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. Investigators are examining whether Tuesday night's events were planned or promoted via Twitter, the sources said. Police believe at least 40 people were involved in the rampage, which prompted at least eight robbery calls beginning about 8:30 p.m. Many suspects were apprehended in minutes, but others took off running down Hollywood streets, splintering into smaller groups and later regrouping.
July 17, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber and Kate Mather
It was about 8:30 p.m. when Jose Rosales noticed several people running by his Hollywood Boulevard shop. When he went to check what was going on, he saw a teenage boy shoving a wad of T-shirts into a backpack. Rosales sensed that something was wrong and immediately started to lock up the camera and musical instrument shop for the night. "I just saw people run up and down the boulevard in groups and police followed them," he said. CRIME DATABASE: Track crime in Hollywood As he locked up the store Tuesday night, he noticed some of the teenagers peeking into his storefront - cameras, electric guitars and stereo systems line the walls.
July 17, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Andrew Blankstein and Marisa Gerber
Los Angeles police announced Wednesday plans to release photos taken along camera-concentrated Hollywood Boulevard in hopes of tracking down additional suspects in a two-hour robbery rampage the night before. At a Wednesday morning news conference on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said investigators hope the public can help identify and locate the fugitive suspects. A dozen people --all juveniles except one 18-year-old--were taken into custody Tuesday out of a group police said could include as many as 50 suspects.
July 12, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Two men allegedly bound another man and stole his vehicle early Thursday after the victim voluntarily followed two women to a Norwalk residence, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said. The victim, who had met the women earlier Thursday morning in Walnut Park, called the Norwalk sheriff's station just before 4 a.m. to report the incident, authorities said. He said he had driven to the 15400 block of Longworth Avenue , where he was confronted by two males, according to a sheriff's news release.
July 12, 2013 | By Lisa Girion
Two women were fatally shot and a man wounded Friday in a possible botched robbery in a San Francisco shopping center, authorities said. Police officers responding to the shooting encountered the suspect with blood on his clothing outside the crowded San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart in the South of Market neighborhood, police Chief Greg Suhr told CBS San Francisco . Police said the man fired on the officers as he backed into a...
July 9, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
A search continued Tuesday for a man who police say forced a woman into her car at knifepoint, sexually assaulted her and held her hostage for hours. The victim had just finished work at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park and was in the parking lot standing near her car when she was approached by the man, police said.  The crime was reported on July 4 around 5:30 p.m., according to detectives with the   Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division.
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