Posted on January 7, 2024

Compton Baker Laments ‘Heartbreaking’ Losses After Rioters Drive Car Through Front Door and Loot

Charles Creitz, Fox News, January 6, 2024

The son of Mexican immigrants who operates a popular Latino bakery in Compton, Calif., spoke out to Fox News on Friday after a mob of looters from an illegal “street takeover” drove a car through the front door and ransacked the business.

Ruben Ramirez Jr. told “America Reports” that the material losses have accumulated so far to $70,000, and that there is even more unimaginable damage to the bakery and to the realities of his family left to pick up the pieces.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officer told the New York Post that meat scales, meat, groceries and lottery tickets were among the goods looted in the early Tuesday criminal blitz at Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food.

A white Kia could be seen on CCTV repeatedly ramming the front door until it gave way, and let about 100 looters inside to run wild.

“This has never happened to us before. We’ve seen ‘street takeovers’ in the area, but it’s never anything like this,” Ramirez said.

He added that of the dozens of looters, he and his family could not identify a single vandal from the surveillance tapes, but expressed hope Compton and Los Angeles law enforcement will gain better leads.