Police investigated the smash-and-grab burglary of a Harvard Heights auto parts store that occurred early Saturday morning at the same time as a nearby street takeover to see if the two were related.
Dispatchers received multiple calls at 2:41 a.m. of a smash-and-grab burglary at the AutoZone in the 1900 block of South Western Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Matthew Cruz. At about the same time, they received multiple calls about a street takeover in the area involving about 50 vehicles and about 100 onlookers.
It was believed that 30 to 40 suspects broke into the store and took property, Cruz said. Officers responded but no arrests were reported.