LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jewelry store will close after serving more than 100 customers with a fake bomb threat, police said Wednesday.
The store in the city’s historic district was closed to customers, employees and the public on Monday after a fake threat was made to employees and customers at the shop.
The store reopened Tuesday after police responded.
The Los Angeles Police Department said it was investigating whether the fake bomb was made by a criminal group.
It is the second time the store has been shut down in less than a month.
The first was March 31 when a similar threat was placed to employees at the store.
Authorities have not said if the fake threat came from inside the store or if it was made outside the store by someone other than the store’s staff.
The owner of the store, James Allen, was charged with making a false bomb threat and is due back in court on April 6.
Allen has pleaded not guilty.