A major investigation is unfolding in Compton after a mob from a nearby street takeover targeted and ransacked Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food. According to the store’s owner, the incident resulted in significant losses, estimated to be tens of thousands of dollars.

The ordeal commenced as hundreds of individuals participated in a street takeover at N. Santa Fe Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard early on a Tuesday, as reported by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies. At around 2:30 a.m., the crowd’s attention shifted towards Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food, located on N. Santa Fe Avenue.

Surveillance footage outside the bakery captured a white Kia aggressively ramming into the entrance multiple times, followed by dozens of individuals flooding into the store. Subsequent footage from inside the store showed the suspects looting and taking lottery tickets, cash, and merchandise, resulting in significant damage and chaos left behind. Responding to calls about both the street takeover and the bakery robbery, law enforcement discovered severe damage to the bakery’s front upon arrival. The scattered crowd had already dispersed when deputies reached the scene, leading to no immediate arrests.

The owner of Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food expressed the devastating impact of the incident. Despite the need for a thorough inventory check, he estimated losses of around $20,000, comprising earnings from the busy New Year’s Eve weekend. Investigations are ongoing, with the car used in the attack left behind. Deputies plan to contact the registered owner to ascertain if the vehicle was stolen before the incident. As for now, no arrests have been made, and descriptions of the suspects remain undisclosed.

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The street takeover in Compton that escalated into a chaotic break-in from a large mob of looters has left Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food in a state of disarray. The incident, unfolding in the early morning near the intersection of El Segundo Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue, is estimated to have involved 100 people, with burning debris and trash also found in the area. 

Dramatic video footage captured the assailants using a white Kia Soul to crash into the building. The driver, backed by multiple individuals, repeatedly rammed the store in a brazen act of vandalism. The same Kia Soul had reportedly been involved in a brief pursuit earlier that morning in the Carson area before later being present in the chaos during the bakery raid. 

The intersection, a bustling area with businesses, homes, and even a preschool nearby, witnessed the shocking events. Nearby residents expressed their concerns about the frequency of street takeovers in the area, with some stating that such incidents occur two to three times a month.

Despite the arrival of law enforcement, the group managed to flee the scene. While no arrests have been made in connection with the incident, there is the possibility that a few individuals might have been detained. The uncontrolled situation highlights not only the challenges faced by businesses like Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food but also the urgent need to address and curb the occurrence of street takeovers in the Compton area.