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Police: 5 arrested in connection with Nordstrom Rack hostage takeover

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Updated at 7:09 p.m. ET: LOS ANGELES -- Three men and two women were in custody Monday in connection with a hostage takeover at Nordstrom Rack in the Westchester area of the Southern California city last week, police said.

Troy Marsay Hammock, 29; Everett Oneal Allen, 24; and Raymond Sherman, Jr., 34, were arrested on suspicion of robbery. Rochelle Monique Sherman, 33, and Paula Roneshia Bradley, 29, were arrested on suspicion of accessory after the fact.

"There is some criminality as far as these individuals are concerned. They have records," Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said.

Four of the suspects are currently in custody in LA. Sherman is being held in Phoenix without bail. All five suspects are residents of Los Angeles, according to police.


On Jan. 10 at about 11 p.m. local time, the three male suspects allegedly barged into the clothing store at the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center and took 13 women and one man hostage. At least one person was stabbed in the neck and another was sexually assaulted, according to police.

None of the men have been connected to the sexual assault, Beck said.

"We can't classify them in that category yet ," Beck said.

A hostage was able to call a relative, who then alerted police. A four-hour police standoff ensued.

When officers finally took the store, the suspects were gone.

"It was later learned that they left the location in a white sport utility vehicle as patrol units were arriving," police wrote in a statement.

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By Saturday night, detectives had arrested the alleged robbers, and "two additional persons were arrested for their actions after the robbery," according to police.

The Nordstrom Rack reopened at 10 a.m. local time Monday.

"We're offering counselors on site today at the store and they will remain available as long as our employees need them," said Tara Darrow, Nordstrom's director of public relations.