“I think like a lot of retailers they’ve been experiencing increasing property crime and theft from their stores. I think the last 6 months from what they say has been sort of – off the charts in terms of how bad it’s been.”
Safeway Supervisor Rafael Mandelman confirmed a San Francisco store will stop its 24-hour service due to shoplifting and crime in the area.
The store directors called Mandelman about theft in the store. Safeway told Mandelman that the “police rarely arrest anyone for a property crime, by the time they make it on the scene.”
They decided the store will stay open from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Mandelman said: “I think like a lot of retailers they’ve been experiencing increasing property crime and theft from their stores. I think the last 6 months from what they say has been sort of – off the charts in terms of how bad it’s been. It’s sad, upsetting and frustrating.”
Unfortunately, the early closing will affect the low-income shoppers. Mandelman hopes a meeting with the police and district attorney will lead to a solution so those people have access to the store.
Police data indicates that larceny-theft “has increased 11.1% from the state of the year to Oct. 24 when compared to the same time period the year prior.”
Target started closing its stores inside the city limits at 6 PM. The stores outside of San Francisco city limits close at 10 PM. Target spokesperson Brian Harper-Tibaldo confirmed the stores have “been experiencing a significant and alarming rise in theft and security incidents.”
Walgreens has closed 17 stores in San Francisco in the last couple of years because of “rampant theft.” The crime has caused the stores’ security expenses to rise by 35%.
Looters attacked Neiman Marcus, taking expensive handbags. Union Square, a popular shopping destination in San Francisco, lost its flagship Gap store.
San Francisco officials have tried to combat shoplifting after taking a soft approach with its far-left ideals.
Anyone could see this coming when the city elected Chesa Boudin, the son of Weather Underground domestic terrorists, as district attorney.
But Jenkins does not like Boudin’s approach and wants him to lose his job:
But she disagrees with what she sees as Boudin prioritizing ideology and politics over the day-to-day handling of cases, which she said has yielded an unorganized office, plummeting morale and bad outcomes for victims and their families.
It’s important to note that this is personal for Jenkins. One of those families was her husband’s — devastated by the slaying last year of his 18-year-old cousin and what the family views as an ineffective prosecution of his alleged killers.
“The D.A.’s office now is a sinking ship,” she said. “It’s like the Titanic, and it’s taking public safety along with it.”
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