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Man held in carjacking and robbery in Willowbrook, Boyle Heights

One of two men was arrested Saturday in connection with an armed carjacking in South Los Angeles and a robbery in which the cash register of a market was stolen, authorities said.

The men, one of whom was armed with a revolver, approached a motorist in a Toyota Camry in the 1400 block of East 118th Street shortly after 7 a.m., said Sgt. Scott Gibson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The men then fled in the Camry.

Half an hour later, the men robbed a market in the 500 block of South Indiana Street and stole the cash register, Gibson said. The men then fled in what police believe to be the same charcoal gray 2007 Camry.

About 8:30 a.m., a parks police sergeant drove by the scene of a collision at 11th Street and Evers Avenue and saw two men running from the vehicle and into the nearby Nickerson Gardens complex, Gibson said.

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Police from several agencies set up a perimeter around the area and detained two suspects. One of the men was positively identified by both victims, police said.

He was arrested about 10:30 a.m. and booked on suspicion of carjacking, robbery and felony drug charges.

Police found the cash register from the market inside the crashed Camry.

No firearm was recovered.

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No other information was available about the second suspect. The investigation is continuing.

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