INGLEWOOD (CBS) — An apparent armed robbery attempt at a Burlington Coat Factory outlet in Inglewood ended peacefully Thursday, as the suspects surrendered after allowing workers to walk out.

Authorities said the incident began about 7:10 a.m. at 3150 Imperial Highway. At least one suspect was believed to be armed.

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Some workers inside the building saw three men wearing ski masks inside the building, and police were notified, according to Inglewood police Lt. Neal Cochran. A SWAT team was sent to the scene.

Just before 8:30 a.m., police said that the suspects were ready to surrender.

Officers broke out a glass panel in one door about 8:45 a.m., allowing people to leave.

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Authorities said businesses on both sides of the store were evacuated and streets around the store were closed.

By about 9 a.m., several employees — most of them women — began coming outside, and within a half hour, everyone had apparently left the building, Cochran said.

The incident remained under investigation.

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