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Necklace Theft Thwarted in Downtown by Ballsy Young Woman

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Two robbers were thwarted last night in downtown when a woman they were trying to steal a necklace from fought back, reports City News Service.

The incident happened near Seventh and Maple Streets. The two young men, 18-year-old David Ramirez, of Downey and a 17-year-old from South Los Angeles whose name hasn't been released, allegedly tried to grab the 25-year-old woman's jewelry from her neck. When she didn't let them, they punched her in the face.

Bystanders got involved and the attackers ran off, but they were stopped by police about a block away. As the teens were being questioned, a witness came up and told the officers what happened.

Ramirez is being held at $50,000 bail, and the 17-year-old is being held at Eastlake Juvenile Hall.