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Cops Evacuate Culver City T.J. Maxx In Search Of Armed Robbers
Culver City police are looking for two armed robbery suspects, causing two schools to be on lockdown and a T.J. Maxx store to be evacuated.
The robbery happened earlier today at about 9:40 a.m. at One West Bank at 10784 Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City, according to KTLA. Police believe four men were involved in the robbery. The men were armed with guns, and while shots were fired during the robbery, no one was hurt. Two people have been detained while police search for the two others. At one point, one of the men was spotted in the 11300 block of Hannum Avenue.
Culver City update: @Culver_cityPD searching for one outstanding suspect after shots fired during armed robbery pic.twitter.com/IaQbZ8B6d1— Julie Sone (@ABC7JulieSone) January 21, 2016
As the search continues, both El Rincon Elementary School at 11177 Overland Ave. and El Marino Language School at 11450 Port Rd. are on lockdown, and a T.J. Maxx at 11020 W. Jefferson Blvd. has been evacuated. Police believe one of the men may have been hiding inside the store.
Culver City update: @Culver_cityPD says 4 suspects reported seen; 2 detained, 2 outstanding pic.twitter.com/pCQ6xpXxun— Julie Sone (@ABC7JulieSone) January 21, 2016
Police are also conducting a door-to-door search of the area of Vera and Malat Ways with an armored vehicle and K-9 units, according to a release from the Culver City Police Department.
Culver city PD going door to door following attempted bank robbery. Two suspects detained, two outstanding. @KTLA pic.twitter.com/xIKDx78Vpb— Ellina Abovian (@EllinaKTLA) January 21, 2016
One of the alleged robbers has been described as a black man in his 20s, wearing a dark-colored sweater. The other has been described as a black man in his 20s, wearing a black hoodie, sunglasses and a baseball cap. It's not clear how much money the men made off with at this time.
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