Police arrested an armed robbery suspect following an hourslong search in Beverly Hills on Saturday, officials said.
The robbery, in which at least one gunshot was fired but no one was injured, took place about 5:30 p.m. along the 300 block of Canon Drive, according to Beverly Hills Police Department Lt. Todd Withers.
A person was approached by a gunman, who demanded property, police said in a written statement.
The robber took jewelry from the victim and began running away. “Sometime during his attempt to escape, the suspect fired at least one round from the firearm,” according to the statement.
No one was struck by the gunfire.
“Units got on scene and confronted the suspect, who fled,” Withers said.
The suspect was ultimately found hiding in an alleyway and detained about 8:30 p.m., officials said.
Police suspected he gun used in the robbery had been stashed inside a nearby store by the suspect, the lieutenant said.
Several businesses, as well as the nearby Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, were placed on lockdown during the suspect search out of “an abundance of caution,” Withers added.
Further details, including the suspect’s identity, were not available.