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Robber Stopped by Good Samaritans Visiting LA for a Martial Arts Tournament

Score one for the good guys!

On November 2, 2011, at around 11:40 p.m., Rampart Division officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault suspect armed with a gun" at a hotel located in the 300 block of
N. Vermont Avenue. When the officer's arrived, they saw a man on the ground being held by two citizens.

Shortly before police arrived, the desk clerk at a local hotel took notice of a man with a back pack who walked into the lobby and began to suspiciously look around. He asked the clerk about the price of a room, and then pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The suspect walked around the counter where the clerk stood and told him to open the cash register. The clerk, fearing he was going to be shot, opened the register and gave the suspect money.

During the robbery, an elevator door opened, and two hotel guests who happened to be martial arts experts visiting Los Angeles from Ore

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Added: Nov-4-2011 Occurred On: Nov-2-2011
By: jbpnw
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Tags: armed robbery, fail, good samaritans, cctv, surveillance video, caught on tape, martial arts, sweep the leg, get him a body bag
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States (load item map)
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