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Koreatown auto body shop workers inside building during attempted robbery

Police surround the Grand Prix Auto Body shop in Koreatown, where a robbery was reported on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
October 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way after an attempted robbery in Koreatown on Thursday night.

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.


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