Gov. Gavin Newsom referred to as on mayors in his state to “step up” and maintain the mobs of shoplifters focusing on retail institutions, together with making a six-figure heist, to “account.” 

“I’m not the mayor of California, but I was a mayor, and I know when things like this happen, mayors have to step up,” Newsom mentioned Monday at a vaccine clinic within the Mission District of San Francisco. “That’s not an indictment. That’s not a cheap shot.”

“These people need to be held to account,” Newsom added. “We need to investigate these crimes. We need to break up these crime rings. We need to make an example out of these folks.”

California Highway Patrol presence can even be elevated round highly-trafficked buying locations this vacation season. Patrol will most notably be elevated on Interstate 680 and state Highway 4 within the Bay Area. 

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines his 2021-2022 state budget proposal during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The California Republican Party is giving $125,000 to the campaign aimed at recalling Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The infusion of cash comes at a critical time for organizers, who are required to collect 1.5 million valid petition signatures by mid-March to qualify the proposal for the ballot. The funds will go toward hiring workers to gather signatures. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photograph, California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines his 2021-2022 state funds proposal throughout a news convention in Sacramento, Calif. The California Republican Party is giving $125,000 to the marketing campaign aimed toward recalling Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The infusion of money comes at a important time for organizers, who’re required to gather 1.5 million legitimate petition signatures by mid-March to qualify the proposal for the poll. The funds will go towards hiring staff to collect signatures. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin echoed Newsom and mentioned, “if you come to San Francisco and you commit crimes, there will be consequences.”

Boudin is dealing with a recall election subsequent 12 months following repeated criticisms of tender on crime insurance policies. 

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“This has nothing to do with my policies and everything to do with the challenges we as a country are facing,” Boudin mentioned.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks to reporters before his swearing-in ceremony in San Francisco. Boudin and others are seeking clemency from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Boudin's father David Gilbert, 76, one of the last surviving figures still imprisoned in the infamous Oct. 20, 1981 Brink's robbery, widely seen as a last gasp of '60s radicalism. The long-shot campaign has taken on urgency with COVID-19 raging through New York's prison system. Chesa Boudin was the 14-month-old son Gilbert and partner Kathy Boudin left behind at a babysitter in 1981, never to return. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photograph, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks to reporters earlier than his swearing-in ceremony in San Francisco. Boudin and others are searching for clemency from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Boudin’s father David Gilbert, 76, one of the final surviving figures nonetheless imprisoned within the notorious Oct. 20, 1981 Brink’s theft, broadly seen as a final gasp of ’60s radicalism. The long-shot marketing campaign has taken on urgency with COVID-19 raging via New York’s jail system. Chesa Boudin was the 14-month-old son Gilbert and companion Kathy Boudin left behind at a babysitter in 1981, by no means to return. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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The San Francisco space noticed back-to-back mob lootings over the weekend, which focused a Nordstrom, a Louis Vuitton, pharmacies, marijuana dispensaries and different retail areas. 

In Walnut Creek, which is positioned about 25 miles from SF, roughly 80 looters stormed a Nordstrom and took someplace between $100,000 to $200,000 in merchandise, in accordance to police. Three folks have been arrested in connection to the theft. 

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Nordstrom location in Walnut Creek, California, which dozens of looters targeted on Nov. 20, 2021

Nordstrom location in Walnut Creek, California, which dozens of looters focused on Nov. 20, 2021
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The crimes have additionally prolonged to San Jose, about 50 miles from San Francisco, the place not less than 4 folks stole $40,000 from a Lululemon in an incident described by police as “organized robbery.” 

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Los Angeles additionally noticed a smash-and-grab theft at a Nordstrom on Monday evening. Police arrested three folks in connection to that crime. 

Some police and retailers pointed to California’s Proposition 47 for the rise in crimes, which decreased shoplifting fees relating to the theft of $950 or much less from felonies to misdemeanors. 

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