Police have reportedly arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at a downtown Los Angeles hotel earlier this month in which cash and jewelry valued at $100,000 was taken. The arrests were made after a vehicle pursuit Friday afternoon in Echo Park, where six people were taken into custody, KTLA reported, citing Captain Stacy Spell of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Detectives reportedly believe two of the six are tied to the Dec. 7 robbery at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown at 900 Wilshire Blvd. An LAPD media relations spokesperson told City News Service on Saturday that the department had not yet released a statement on the arrests. The suspects were spotted by police while getting into a vehicle on Friday and did not stop when police tried to pull them over, Spell said. The resulting chase led to the area of Echo Park and Bellevue, where the vehicle stopped and several people fled on foot, he told the station.
Police were called to the hotel at 12:58 a.m. on Dec. 7 after the robbery, in which two men about 5-feet-6 inches to 5-feet-8 inches tall and wearing masks approached the victims, took about $100,000 worth of jewelry from them at gunpoint, then fled in a black, older-model BMW. ABC7 reported that the crime occurred near the valet area at the hotel, and said the suspects got away with a number of rings and a watch. No injuries were reported.