KTLA: Zero-Bail Policy under Scrutiny as LAPD Announces 14 Smash-and-Grab Robbery Suspects Are All out of Custody

In announcing arrests in a recent rash of brazen “flash mob style” smash-and-grab robberies, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore and Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday called for ending the county’s $0 bail policy.

The calls came as officials were announcing 14 arrests from 11 incidents that happened between Nov. 18 and 28 and resulted in nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise being stolen, including from the Nordstrom at The Grove, a Lululemon in Studio City, a Fairfax district store and a CVS pharmacy in South L.A.

Officials said all the suspects arrested were already out of police custody. Some were bailed out, others fit the zero-bail criteria and one is a juvenile, according to LAPD.

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