Large Crowd Ransacks Compton Bakery After Street Takeover: Officials

Large Crowd Ransacks Compton Bakery After Street Takeover: Officials
Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food in Compton, Calif., in 2022. (Google Maps/Screenshot via California Insider)
City News Service

COMPTON, Calif.—Over 100 people reportedly vandalized a bakery in Compton Jan. 2 morning following an illegal street takeover nearby, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies were sent to the area of El Segundo Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue about 3 a.m., sheriff’s Lt. Mark Collins told City News Service.

About 100 people reportedly were involved in the street takeover, and a vehicle was on fire in the area, Mr. Collins said.

Also, a number of people apparently involved in the street takeover broke into Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food, and left with items from the business, Mr. Collins said. No arrests were reported.

According to KTLA5, surveillance footage from outside the bakery showed a white Kia slamming into the entrance twice while in reverse, moments before dozens of people flooded inside.

Cameras inside the store then show the suspects ransacking the business, where they allegedly took lottery tickets, cash, and merchandise, leaving behind a massive mess and considerable damage.

The business owner told KTLA5 that the crime resulted in tens of thousands of dollars of loss.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the sheriff’s station at 310-605-6500.

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