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A group entered the convenience store near Figueroa Street and El Segundo Boulevard, with surveillance footage showing the looters shouting at each other, on August 15. The gang of people ransacked the store while shouting, completely destroying the COVID-19 safety screen that had been set up to grab as much as they could in Los Angeles, California. They can be seen running across the store and grabbing drinks, cigarettes, lottery tickets, bags of chips, and other items. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspects also started throwing items at them, with around 100 people involved in the chaos.
A staff member cowered behind the till as more than 100 people descended on the store, with one man throwing what appeared to be cigarettes to others
Police say that the looters had previously blocked the road outside of the 7-Eleven with their cars before doing 'donuts'
They can be seen running across the store and grabbing drinks, cigarettes, lottery tickets, bags of chips and other items
One man even started to throw packets of what appeared to be cigarettes across the counter to other looters
LAPD Det. Ryan Moreno said that there was 'no resistance' and 'no fight put up' by the staff members working that day.
He added: 'We really want to prevent this from becoming a new trend.'
Those involved face charges of vandalism, grand theft and looting when they are apprehended by authorities.
Before the store incident, the crowd held a street takeover nearby and blocked traffic with their vehicles and performed 'donuts.'