There were three flash The crowd High-end retail stores are targeted from Friday evening to Sunday evening San Francisco Area.
“A large mob robbed Sam’s Jewelers inside Southland Mall, Hayward. They received calls at 5:25 pm this evening. Witnesses told me that the 1st wave burglars included about 30-40 children. Came back, ”accompanied by footage of the scene reported by local KPIX reporter Dr Lynn.
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Hayward is about 35 miles away San Francisco, And cops say Witnesses reported seeing nine people Armed with hammers, they entered Sam’s Jewelers at Southland Mall around 5:25 pm on Sunday evening.
The police The suspects say they broke into jewelry cabinets and stole an unknown quantity of goods. KRON4 reported. Then the thieves escaped in two cars.
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Hayward police did not immediately respond to LBL’ request for any updates on the incident or the two other robberies in the area over the weekend.
On Friday evening, many broke the windows of Louis Vuitton in San Francisco and “emptied” its high-end grocery store. Eight people were arrested in connection with the robbery.
About 80 people dressed in ski masks armed with crowbar raids attacked the Nordstrom location in Walnut Creek on Saturday night. The town is about 30 minutes away from San Francisco.
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Police in Walnut Creek told LBL on Sunday evening that it was unclear at this time whether the two robberies were connected. The three arrested during the Walnut Creek incident were from San Francisco and Oakland.
The San Francisco area has been hit by a series of loot and smash-grab incidents in recent months.
The city’s Central District, a popular tourist destination, saw a 753% increase in car break-ins from May 2020 to May 2021. However, robbery incidents this year are down 4.9% compared to last year. The San Francisco Police Information was released last week.
Some security experts blame California’s law for reducing the penalties for why there is an increase in such crimes. In 2014, shoplifting charges related to theft of $ 950 or less under Proposition 47 were reduced from felonies to misdemeanors.
“I think what happens now is that there’s no accountability for it anymore, and if they try to arrest these guys, they’ll be liable for the shops. Told ABC10.
According to a city message issued on Sunday night, police in Walnut Creek are back to strike the suspects.
“The Walnut Creek Police Department is actively monitoring intelligence, which indicates that a group of thieves who stole it from Broadway Plaza Nordstrom last night are considering similar activity today,” the city tweeted on its official Twitter account Sunday night.
“This has not been confirmed, but due to increased caution, we are warning businesses and residents to be prepared. @Walnutcreekpd is calling for additional authorities and reservations and some stores may consider closing in advance or taking other precautions. The specific time or target is now known;