The sacking of San Francisco continues.
San Francisco’s descent from the “Paris of the West” to a third-world hellscape has undoubtedly escalated quickly.
This weekend, 80 looters pillaged a Nordstrom store in a San Francisco area suburb, injuring at least three employees in a raid that lasted less than a minute.
The large group,wearing ski masks and carrying crowbars, rushed the Walnut Creek store, stole an undetermined amount of merchandise and fled in their vehicles.
During the theft, two Nordstrom workers were punched and kicked, while another was sprayed with pepper spray. All three individuals were treated for their injuries on scene.
Walnut Creek police have arrested three people in connection to the incident and they are facing various charges including robbery, conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property and a weapons charge.
The brazen robbery comes as Bay Area businesses reduce their hours due to a spate of brazen shoplifting incidents. Locals are also slamming woke San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin over his failure to prosecute thefts.
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Police have arrested three suspects. It appears a series of other lootings took place in Bay Area high-end stores the same evening.
Authorities are questioning those who were arrested to determine the identities of the other suspects, [Lt. Ryan Hibbs at the Walnut Creek Police Department] said.
The manager of a nearby restaurant told CNN affiliate KPIX that the looters were wearing masks and carried what appeared to be crowbars.
“There was a mob of people,” Brett Barrett said. “The police were flying in. It was like a scene out of a movie. It was insane. … It was a scary scene for a moment.”
Police have not yet estimated a dollar amount for the stolen items, Hibbs said.
The incident followed a series of similar lootings Friday night in Union Square and surrounding areas in San Francisco, including at a Louis Vuitton store, a Burberry store, a jewelry store, a Bloomingdale’s, a Walgreens, cannibis dispensaries and even an eyeglass shop, Police Chief Bill Scott said at a news conference Saturday.
Area police are preparing for more of these incidents.
The police department “is actively monitoring intelligence that indicates the group of thieves who stole from the Broadway Plaza Nordstrom last night are considering similar activity later today,” Walnut Creek police said in a community advisory posted about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on social media.
“This has not been confirmed but, out of an abundance of caution, we’re alerting businesses and residents to be prepared,” police said in the advisory.
The department is calling in additional officers and reserves and some stores may consider closing early or taking other precautions, police said.
Walnut Creek police warn of more looting tonight; stores urged to close early after Nordstrom was ransacked
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Meanwhile, embattled District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing a recall because of his lack of enforcement of existing laws. His response to the situation seemed to deflect the blame from the thieves.
“We are exploring every single possible criminal charge related to the conduct. We will use every tool in our tool belt,” Boudin said.
…And while critics say Boudin is soft on crimes like shoplifting, he says in order to see real change, the incentive has to be removed.
“We need to go to the root of the problem. We need to take apart the fencing operations that make it profitable. And we need to make sure that we’re not limiting ourselves to what happens alone in San Francisco,” Boudin said.
Boudin’s oblivious response is in keeping with how he has handled a previous shoplifting case.
San Francisco’s ‘woke’ District Attorney Chesa Boudin has finally charged a ‘prolific’ female shoplifter, 41, who stole $40,000 in merchandise from the same Target in 120 incidents over a one-year period.
Aziza Graves was arrested Tuesday for her alleged shoplifting spree about two weeks after voters forced Boudin into a recall election, with a petition yielding 83,000 signatures – far above the 51,000 required by the city.
The push to hold Graves responsible only came after Target demanded that Boudin launch an investigation, which revealed that the store, at the Stonestown Galleria shopping mall, was hit by the same person more than 100 times between October 2020 and November 2021.
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