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LAPD Arrests "Brains and Brawn" Jewelry Store Robbers

By Lauren Mattia
Published: Friday, January 07, 2011, at 05:32PM
Jewlery Robbery - December 14, 2010 Courtesy LAPD

Louis Scott and Elica Lopez, who were caught on tape stealing $8,000 from a Jewelry District store, were arrested and charged last night.

The duo known as "Brains and Brawn" who robbed a Jewelry District store last month were arrested and booked last night after the LAPD received a public tip.

33-year-old Elica Yolanda Lopez and her accomplice, 41-year-old Louis McHerron Scott, were caught on tape robbing Diamano Fine Jewelry on December 14. They managed to get away with $8,000 but were arrested on Thursday evening.

Both Scott and Lopez have a history of drug convictions and are currently being held by LAPD under felony charges. Scott's bail is set at $255,000. Lopez has no opportunity for bail.

The robbery, which took place at 3pm, was out of the ordinary. "This kind of armed robbery is a different MO and the man-woman pairing is unusual,” LAPD's Det. Alfredo Rasch said at the time of the event.


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