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Multiple Robbery Suspects Arrested After Manhattan Beach PD Pursuit In South LA

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Multiple people have been arrested in connection with the smash-and-grab robbery of a jewelry store in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday

It all occurred about 6 p.m at Pasha Fine Jewelry, 217 Manhattan Beach Blvd., according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

“Multiple suspects entered the jewelry store, used hammers to break display cases, and fled the store with miscellaneous merchandise,” police said in a statement. “The suspects entered awaiting vehicles and fled the scene southbound in an alley. Multiple suspects were armed with what appeared to be handguns. No shots were fired.”, per officer's.

Just before 7:30pm , Undercover manhattan beach officers tried to stop a vehicle believed connected with the crime, police said.

The vehicle failed to yield to officer's, promoting a pursuit that started near Normandie Ave & 54th St in South LA.

The chase ended near Western Ave & West 39th St and and over five suspects were arrested. Jewelry from the robbery was also located inside the vehicle.

A separate traffic stop led to two 17-year old suspects being arrested.

There was also a crash at the end of the pursuit that left 4 people injured, one of them was said to be a Manhattan Beach PD officer.

The suspects were all identified as Alan Daniels, 24, of Los Angeles; Twuan Walker, 18, of Lancaster; Eworth Sutherland, 23, of Los Angeles; Johndean Blocker, 22, of Los Angeles; Jamil Edwards, 23, of Los Angeles; and a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year- old girl, both of Los Angeles.

No other information is available at this time.

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