Sheriffs arrest 2 in connection to Del Amo Plaza smash-and-grab robbery

Authorities arrested two people and are looking for five others after a video showed a group of people smashing and grabbing items from a jewelry store at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Del Amo Plaza in Rancho Dominguez, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

No one was injured during the incident, but the robbers made off with cash and jewelry, according to the sheriff’s department.

The identities of the people arrested were not immediately released. LASD said they could not provide additional information as this is an ongoing investigation.

Sounds of smashing glass, people screaming and alarms can be heard throughout the 22-second video posted on social media. What appears to be a uniformed law enforcement officer is seen attempting to corral multiple suspects as another robber jumps out from behind a glass counter with items in their hands.

This incident occurred on the same day that LASD arrested 14 other people in connection to a series of robberies of the same smash-and-grab style that has been affecting the Los Angeles area since mid-November, according to news reports.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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