"R" Rancho Market (47953)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A suspected car burglar who apparently broke into a Florence-area market through a skylight hid from sheriff’s deputies for several hours today until law enforcement officers went in to get him.

Deputies were sent to the “R” Ranch Market at 8601 Hooper Ave. about 5:20 a.m. on a report of someone breaking into cars, and the suspect apparently broke into the market.

The area was sealed off, and a Special Weapons Team surrounded the market, eventually arresting the man about noon.

The suspect was wheeled out of the building on a gurney and taken to a hospital for what broadcast outlets said were facial injuries. A sheriff’s spokesman said the injuries were “possibly sustained during the commission of a crime.”

Deputies withheld the suspect’s name pending booking.

According to broadcast reports, the man was trying to break into vehicles in the parking lot of the market and holed up in the building — possibly entering through a skylight — when law enforcement officers arrived.