Smash and grab at the Baldwin Hills mall

baldwin-hills-mall.jpgFour robbers rushed into the Macy's at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza before closing tonight, began smashing jewelery cases with hammers and started grabbing loot. A store employee tackled one of the suspects before he could escape. The others fled onto Crenshaw Boulevard. No one was hurt, but a Macy's employee went into shock and was taken to a hospital, CBS 2 says.

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