Multiple businesses in Glassell Park shopping center burglarized

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

LOS ANGELES – An investigation is underway Monday after at least four businesses in a Glassell Park strip mall were burglarized overnight, according to police. 

The early morning crime spree happened around 4:30 a.m. at multiple businesses on the corner of Verdugo and York at what’s known as Verdugo Village. Video from the scene shows a heavy police presence as well as broken glass windows. 

The businesses hit included Toto’s BBQ, Jo-C’s hair salon, and a laundromat. 


Responding officers with the Los Angeles Police Department reviewed surveillance video, which showed a man breaking a window, going inside a business, then coming right back out.

Investigators are still trying to determine what the motive is behind these burglaries. 

The crew – unclear how many – moved fast, breaking glass, running in, looking for cash, then running out.

It’s the latest in a string of what we call “mom and pop burglaries” – crimes targeting small family-owned businesses.

The strip mall owner told FOX 11 Toto’s BBQ was permanently closed because they just didn’t have the money to continue in business. 

At the laundromat, the suspects didn’t get away with anything. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.