7:50 AM: Thanks for the tips. Big police response at Westwood Village right now. Officers at the scene tell us there was a break-in at the building that houses businesses including Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) and Chico’s. They believe one suspect might be in the future Ross building to the south. Target is closed until police give them the go-ahead to reopen. K-9s are helping with the search; police say there is concern the suspect might have a weapon. More later.
9:17 AM: We just went back to check on the status. No one in custody yet. SWAT officers have arrived.
10:09 AM: No arrest yet. Target remains closed (see photo above). But the east side of the center remains open. We have a crew remaining on scene so we’ll update as soon as there’s a change.
10:21 AM: Suspect in custody. Photo just in from our crew:
We’re expecting more info shortly in a police briefing.
10:59 AM: Police say they initially responded to an alarm around 5:30 am. They made one arrest early on, so the person just arrested (added: found on the roof) is a second suspect. They say the burglary did some damage to businesses including a hole punched in a wall. No injuries reported. We’ll add video of the briefing when our crew’s back. (added – here’s what Officer Judinna Gulpan told media:)
In case you’re wondering – the businesses in the same building as Ross/Target haven’t reopened yet.
2:07 PM: We went back over to check – Target is going to remain closed until tomorrow morning.
We’re still checking on the other businesses.
5:08 PM: Wyatt’s and Chico’s were still closed when we went by a short time ago; Sport Clips was open.