Caught on Video: Large group looting, looted 7-Eleven store in south Los Angeles after street takeover
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Police are searching for dozens of people who ransacked and vandalized a 7-Eleven store following a takeover of a nearby south Los Angeles street.
At a news conference Thursday morning, Los Angeles Police Department released surveillance footage from the store at Figueroa Street and El Segundo Boulevard in hopes the public might recognize someone in the crowd.
Police said the suspects ransacked the store, destroyed several items and took them without paying. At one point, at least 100 people were inside the store during Monday’s incident.
Footage shows a large crowd outside the store before pouring into the store and beginning to grab and pull merchandise from the shelves. At one point, several people crossed the plastic barrier over the front counter and continued throwing objects everywhere.
Police said a certain man, wearing a baseball cap and Colorado Rockies jersey, grabbed objects and threw them at a worker.
All involved face multiple charges including grand theft, looting and vandalism.
“It turned into a really angry, kind of mobistic mentality,” said Detective Ryan Moreno. “They come into the store, they start searching the store, taking everything they can – groceries, cigarettes, lottery tickets. Someone tried to steal the till.”
“There was an employee who was working at the time and feared for his life.”
Authorities are urging the public to come forward if they recognize anyone in the video.
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