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‘Chain Snatch’ Robberies Up In Northeast L.A.

(EGPNews) -The Northeast Division of the Los Angeles Police Department warned residents Tuesday that there has been a significant uptick in  “chain snatch” robberies in the area; seven in just the last month alone.

“Please do not wear any flashy jewelry while out in public,” cautioned police in a news alert. “Suspects are approaching victims and snatching necklaces worn around the neck. Avoid being victimized,” and help spread the word to your neighbors, advised the LAPD.