The new owners of Magic Gas in Echo Park had put up signs earlier this week announcing that they had finally been able to get all the fuel pumps working again. But this morning Zina Mikayelyan arrived to find that all the nozzles to the pumps had been stolen over night and that wires to the security cameras had been severed.
Mikayelyan and her partner, Art Bagousky, have already invested a substantial amount of money to create a mini-market at Magic Gas. They have been soliciting ideas from residents as to what to stock at the store. They even restored the name "Magic Gas" in response to comments from residents.
Police were on the scene this morning getting details. If you have any information, call the LAPD Northeast Division at (213) 485-2563.
* Update: Mikayelyan purchased new nozzles this morning to keep the gas flowing.