There had been three flash mobs that focused high-end retail stores from Friday night to Sunday night in the San Francisco area.
“A large mob robbed Sam’s Jewelers inside Southland Mall, Hayward. PD said they received calls at 5:25 pm today. Witnesses told me 1st wave of robbers involved about 30-40 kids. A 2nd wave with fewer robbers returned to clean it up,” native KPIX reporter Da Lin reported, accompanied by footage of the scene.
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Hayward is about 35 miles from San Francisco, and police say witnesses reported seeing nine people armed with hammers enter Sam’s Jewelers in the Southland Mall at about 5:25 Sunday night.
Police say the suspects smashed jewellery cupboards and stole an unknown quantity of merchandise, KRON4 reported. The thieves then sped away in two automobiles.
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Hayward Police didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for any updates on the incident or whether or not it’s associated to 2 different robberies in the area over the weekend.
Multiple folks broke the home windows of a Louis Vuitton in San Francisco on Friday night and “emptied out” the shop of its high-end merchandise. Eight folks had been arrested in connection to that looting.
About 80 folks dressed in ski masks armed with crowbars stormed a Nordstrom location in Walnut Creek on Saturday night time. The city is positioned about half-hour from San Francisco.
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Police in Walnut Creek instructed Fox News on Sunday night that it’s unclear at the moment if the 2 robberies are linked. The three folks arrested throughout the Walnut Creek incident are from San Francisco and Oakland.
The San Francisco area has been hit with repeated incidents of looting and smash-and-grab incidents in latest months.
A preferred vacationer vacation spot, the town’s Central District, noticed a staggering 753% enhance in automotive break-ins from May 2020 to May 2021. Robbery incidents, nonetheless, are down 4.9% to date this 12 months when in comparison with final, in response to San Francisco Police data released last week.
Some safety consultants blame California’s legal guidelines that cut back the penalties as to why there is a rise in such crimes. Shoplifting prices concerning the theft of $950 or much less had been lowered from felonies to misdemeanors below Proposition 47 in 2014. Stores additionally typically have no-chase insurance policies of shoplifters.
“I think what happens now is there’s no accountability for it anymore, and the liability for the stores if they try to apprehend these guys. They just stand by and watch,” Steve Reed, a retired police officer and the previous head of safety at Arden Fair Mall, told ABC 10.
Police in Walnut Creek are additionally bracing for the suspects to strike once more, in response to a message from the town issued Sunday night time.
(*3*) the town tweeted from its official Twitter account Sunday night time.
“This has not been confirmed, however out of an abundance of warning, we’re alerting companies & residents to be ready. @Walnutcreekpd is looking out extra officers & reserves & some stores might think about closing early or taking different precautions. There shouldn’t be a selected time or goal recognized proper now; as we get extra information, we are going to share.
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