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Suspects detained in possible robbery at Westfield Topanga mall after initial reports of a shooting

possible robbery at Westfield Topanga mall
Two suspects have been detained in a possible robbery Sunday afternoon at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park after initial reports of possible gunfire at the shopping center, Los Angeles police said.

Two suspects have been detained in a possible robbery Sunday afternoon at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park after initial reports of possible gunfire at the shopping center, Los Angeles police said.

“No evidence of a shooting at this point,” LAPD said on twitter. “Preliminary information is a possible robbery, but the investigation is ongoing.”

There was no further information about the suspects.

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Police initially responded to reports of a robbery with shots fired at the mall about 3:15 p.m., according to LAPD Officer Rosario Cervantes.

Some shoppers said on social media that they heard gunfire and that it appeared to be tied to a robbery.

But LAPD said its preliminary investigation found no evidence of a shooting.

No one was hurt, Cervantes said. Officers are investigating a potential smash-and-grab robbery on the property and are searching the area for two male suspects.

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“Officers are still on scene, and they are clearing the mall. Please avoid the area. Expect a large police presence,” the department said on Twitter.


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