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Torrance Police Department
Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 :: 07:46 a.m. PDT


Nordstrom Robbery Arrests

On  Monday,  July  01, 2019,  at  about  3:45 PM,  Torrance Police Officers responded to the Nordstrom located at 21500 Hawthorne Boulevard regarding a robbery investigation.  Officers  discovered  the  suspects  were  stealing  purses  from  the  store  and  utilized  pepper spray in the commission of the theft.

Witnesses  observed  the  fleeing  suspects  enter  a  vehicle  and  were able  to  provide  officers  with  their observations.  Equipped with this information, Torrance Patrol Officers searched the area and ultimately found the vehicle. The suspects led officers on a short vehicle pursuit and eventually stopped after their vehicle was involved in a minor collision. The suspects, 18-year-old Jeffrey Wright from Los Angeles, 18- year-old Aaron Flenoy from Inglewood, 20-year-old Ahmad Jones from Los Angeles, and a 16-year-old male from Los Angeles were identified and arrested for Conspiracy and Robbery.

The  Torrance  Fire  Department  responded  to  Nordstrom  and  treated  several  people  for  pepper  spray exposure.  Two  of  the  individuals  were  later  transported  to  a  local  hospital  for  further  treatment.  The Torrance  Fire  Department  also  responded  to  the  traffic  collision  and  treated  the  involved  motorists for minor injuries.

The Torrance Police Department is grateful for another opportunity to collaborate with the community resulting in the apprehension of those involved in criminal activity. "See Something, Say Something." This  preliminary  investigation  was  conducted  under  the  command of  Torrance  Police  Captain  Mark Athan of  the  Patrol Bureau.   Anyone  with  information  regarding  this  case  is  encouraged  to  contact the Torrance Police Department at (310) 328-3456.

Sergeant Alexander Martinez
Torrance Police Department Public Information Officer
(310) 618-5692

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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