Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Robbery pursuit leads deputies to Centennial High School in Compton

October 27, 2009 |  9:54 am

A jewelry robbery led L.A. County sheriff's deputies on a car, helicopter and foot pursuit this morning that ended on the Centennial High School campus in Compton, authorities said.

Deputies responded to a 7:30 a.m. report that two men had taken a woman's jewelry by force on the street outside the school in the 2600 block of North Central Avenue, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Raul Regalado.

A helicopter in the air nearby followed the green Honda Civic the suspects were driving, and patrol cars chased the car into the high school parking lot.

Two men jumped out of the car and led authorities on a foot pursuit on the campus. Deputies arrested one man and were looking for the other.

-- Tony Barboza

Photo: A Compton School District police officer drives through the campus of Centennial High School after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department chased a pair of robbery suspects onto the campus. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

More breaking news in L.A. Now:

Water main break causes 7-foot sinkhole in Yorba Linda

Celebrity burglaries puts spotlight on aggressive paparazzi

Big-rig accident on 5 Freeway in Burbank tangles morning commute

County clinics gave swine flu vaccine to anyone who showed up, even the low-risk and insured

Four Marines from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan

LAPD apologizes for flag faux pas

Second suspect arrested in alleged gang rape of Bay Area high school student

Pasadena to honor Latino boxing coach