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Police searching for robbery suspects in Echo Park

Police helicopter hovering over Echo Park during search for suspects | Michael Hayes

Echo Park —  A police helicopter is circling over Echo Park tonight as officers search for suspects involved in a robbery near Echo Park Lake, according to preliminary information.

The search began after 10 pm following a robbery near Park Avenue on the north side of the lake, according to comments heard on a police scanner.

One or more suspects took off in a white SUV that headed northbound on Logan Street.  A white SUV was later spotted heading westbound on Scott Avenue in the direction of Glendale Boulevard but it’s not clear if it was the same vehicle involved in the robbery, according to police scanner comments.

Meanwhile, another set off suspects ran south in the direction of the 101 Freeway, where they may have been seeking to hide in the bushes.

This information is all preliminary and is subject to change.

Update @ 11 pm: One of our Facebook readers says a group of suspects appear to have been taken into custody on Glendale Boulevard by the lake.

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