Twelve suspects in last night's Hollywood robberies are in custody.
Police say more than 30 teens and adults were seen swiping purses, jewelry and cellphones from pedestrians near the Hollywood and Highland shopping center around 9:30pm.
Cops also had calls earlier about similar activity about a mile to the east on Hollywood Blvd.
None of the victims were hurt too badly, but a few did take a punch or two to the face.
Officials believe the suspects may have been taking advantage of the commotion related to the George Zimmerman protests.