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