LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A band of looters raided a pharmacy and other businesses in the Van Nuys area Monday.
SKY9 caught dozens of looters pouring out of a Boost Mobile store on Van Nuys Boulevard late Monday afternoon, minutes after a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd took place just blocks away.
Another group was seen looting a Super Discount Pharmacy near Vesper Avenue in Van Nuys.
Shattered glass was seen on the sidewalk near both locations after looters smashed through front windows to access the businesses.
A neighborhood pharmacy, which locals said provides medication for the elderly, was also looted — with fireworks also set off by demonstrators at some point nearby.
A police chase later took place involving a group of suspected looters in the area.
Dozens of people were arrested in Van Nuys but an exact number has not been released,
City Council Nury Martinez, whose district represents parts of the San Fernando Valley, condemned the looting, calling it “absolute mayhem” and “anarchy”.
“I’m pleading with anyone who’s listening, go home,” she said.