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Woman suffers heart attack during Macy's mall robbery

November 22, 2011 |  8:09 am

No shots were fired during a jewelry robbery that shook the Macy's store at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, police said Tuesday.

Although authorities initially responded to reports of gunshots at the store Monday night, there were none before or after police arrived, said Sgt. John Pinto of the Los Angeles Police Department.

But a woman suffered a heart attack as she watched robbers smash jewelry cases with baseball bats, KTLA-TV reported Tuesday.

Neither Pinto nor LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh could confirm the report.    

Three suspects stormed the department store around 8:45 p.m. and eventually fled with an undisclosed amount of jewelry, while a fourth suspect was detained by mall security and turned over to police.

Pinto said authorities were continuing their investigation.


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