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Hollywood armed robbery suspect in custody; possibly 2 outstanding

Los Angeles police arrested a man in connection with a string of claw hammer robberies in Hollywood on Monday, March 11, 2013. The suspect is allegedly one of possibly three suspects responsible for the robberies and a carjacking which took place on Monday, March 5, 2013.
March 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police have arrested a man in connection with a string of claw hammer robberies in Hollywood.

Police responded to a call about a stolen dog around midnight Monday.

According to authorities, the suspect in question reportedly stole a pitbull from a person walking the dog on Lexington and Cherokee avenues.

The dog thief was detained at Cesar Chavez and Evergreen avenues in Boyle Heights after the pet owner provided officers with a description of the suspect's car.

The dog was not found but police did recover a hammer and a knife during the investigation. Authorities believe the man is one of the possibly three suspects responsible for a string of robberies and a carjacking in Hollywood on March 5.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery spree in Hollywood was urged to contact LAPD at (877) 527-3247.

CNS contributed to this report.


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