By CBSLA Staff

WHITTIER (CBSLA) – Two small Whittier restaurants were hit by burglars during a scheduled power outage in the early morning hours Monday.

The burglaries occurred at around 2 a.m. at El Camino Family Restaurant and Pizzamania, both located side-by-side in the same strip 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 amount of cash from both restaurants.

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Both sustained 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’s unclear if surveillance cameras captured the break-ins.