Two killed in crash after Valentine's Day robbery in L.A.

09:48, February 15, 2010      

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Two men were killed in a crash on Sunday after robbing a street-corner Valentine's Day flower stand, Los Angeles police said.

Police chased the two men who sped off after the robbery early in the morning, Los Angeles police Lt. Samuel Rhone of the Newton Station said.

The suspected robbers died when their getaway car crashed near the Civic Center, he said.

It started when two men stole gift baskets and cash from a street vendor selling Valentine's Day gifts, Rhone said.

The suspects then circled the block in a Nissan car multiple times, prompted a chase by police who were alerted by the victim. It ended a few blocks away, when the suspects crashed into a parked vehicle and were thrown from the car, Rhone said.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene, he added.

The suspects were not immediately identified.

Source: Xinhua
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