WHITTIER (CBSLA) – Two small Whittier restaurants were hit by burglars during a power outage scheduled for Monday morning.
The break-ins took place around 2 a.m. at the family-run El Camino restaurant and Pizzamania, both located side-by-side in the same mall in the 13000 block of Telegraph Road.
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According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the burglars smashed the front windows and took an undisclosed sum of money from the two restaurants.
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The two suffered hundreds of dollars in damage, the sheriff’s department said.
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The circumstances of the scheduled power outage were not immediately confirmed. It is not known whether surveillance cameras captured the break-ins.
Burglars hit two of our local favorites, El Camino and Pizzamania during a scheduled power outage. The forced entry has caused hundreds of dollars in damage to small businesses already struggling with the pandemic. #VictimsMatter #SupportLocalCompanies #ViewSomethingDireSomething pic.twitter.com/EcXxISGDz6
– Norwalk LASD Station (@NorwalkLASD) November 8, 2021