Monday, August 23, 2021

Suspect held in La Mirada clothing store robbery

La Mirada- Deputies are detaining are a man suspected of the Monday morning robbery at a local clothing store. A second suspect remains outstanding.

The two men allegedly stole clothing from the Family Store at 12745 Valley View Avenue at about 11:20 a.m. One of the suspects was armed with a switchblade.

A witness followed the suspects to the area of St. Paul Church on Foster Road. Both the school at the church as well as Foster Road elementary School were placed on lockdown for about 20 minutes.

A deputy spotted one of the suspects at Foster Road and Duffield Avenue and placed him into custody pending further investigation. The man was still in possession of stolen merchandise.

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