Robbery Suspects Crash into L.A. Times’ Printing Plant

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Was your L.A. Times delivered late yesterday? This time it wasn’t their fault. No, really.

Four robbery suspects were arrested early Wednesday after fleeing into the main Los Angeles Times printing plant while being pursued by sheriff’s deputies.

Sheriff’s officials said the suspects, who were captured about 1 a.m. in the 2000 block of E. 8th Street, are suspected of committing two street robberies in East Los Angeles. …

Times supervisors at the plant were asked by deputies to shut down and evacuate the building. After some negotiations, the presses continued to run. For a short time, no trucks were allowed to leave the property.

Deputies agreed to allow delivery trucks to leave the plant after being searched.

The Times’ reader representative Diedre Edgar said the delays had the potential to push delivery schedules back by hours.

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