The incident happened at the Grand Prix Auto Body shop on the 3100 block of West Pico Boulevard.
Police responded to the business at about 8 p.m. after reports that it was in the process of being robbed.
Several employees were inside, so the SWAT team was called to the scene. But the suspects took off before authorities arrived.
It was not immediately known if they stole anything. None of the employees were hurt.
Anyone with information was asked to call Los Angeles police at (877) LAPD-24-7.