3 gang members arrested in Nordstrom Rack robbery

Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) | January 13, 2013

Los Angeles police confirmed Sunday evening the arrests of three suspected gang members in the takeover robbery at the Nordstrom Rack in Westchester last week.

The Times first reported two arrests, one on Friday and the second Saturday in Phoenix. Sources familiar with the investigation described the man arrested in Phoenix as a principal suspect but would give no further details.

In a press release Sunday, the LAPD said that a total of three suspects had been arrested but did not give additional details.

Police would not release the suspects’ identities, nor would they detail how the suspects were taken into custody or their alleged roles in the robbery and hostage situation.

Sources said they had strong evidence linking the men to the crime, including physical evidence and security camera video. Prosecutors will decide this week whether to file charges.

Read more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/three-arrests-in-nordstrom-rack-.html

Photo credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press

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