Newsome tells California mayors to ‘step in’ after six-digit Nordstrom robbery


Governor Gavin Newsom called on his state’s mayors to “step in” and “hold” a group of shoplifters, targeting retail establishments, including a six-figure robbery.

“I’m not the mayor of California, but I was the mayor, and I know that when things like this happen, the mayors have to step up,” Newsome said Monday at the Vaccine Clinic in the Mission District of San Francisco. “It’s not an indictment. It’s not a cheap shot.”

“These people need to be taken into account,” Newsome added. “We need to investigate these crimes. We need to break these crime rings.

The presence of the California Highway Patrol is likely to increase around the most crowded shopping destinations this holiday season. Patrols increase significantly in the Bay Area on Interstate 680 and State Highway 4.

File – In this January 8, 2021, file photo, California Governor Gavin Newsom outlines his 2021-2022 state budget proposal during a news conference in Sacramento, California. Gavin Newsom, a California Republican, is giving $ 125,000 to a campaign aimed at retrieving the Democratic government. The cash infusion comes at a critical time for organizers who need to collect 1.5 million valid application signatures by mid-March to qualify for the ballot proposal. The money goes to hire workers to collect signatures. (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Bowdin echoed Newsome and said, “If you come to San Francisco and you commit crimes, there will be consequences.”

Boudin is facing a recall election next year after soft repeated criticism of criminal policies.

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“This has nothing to do with my policies and everything that has to do with the challenges we face as a country,” Bowdin said.

File - This Wednesday, January.  8, 2020, In a file photo, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Bowdin speaks to reporters before her swearing-in ceremony in San Francisco.  Bowdin and others are seeking pardon from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose notorious October conviction was Bowden's father, David Gilbert.  He was one of the last people still held captive in the Brink's robbery on 20, 1981, widely seen as the last suffocation of the '60s radicalism.  .  The long-running campaign has taken an emergency with the rise of COVID-19 through New York's prison system.  Chesa Bowdin's 14-month-old son Gilbert and partner Kathy Bowdin left Baby Sitter in 1981, never to return.  (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu, File)

File – This Wednesday, January. 8, 2020, In a file photo, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Bowdin speaks to reporters before her swearing-in ceremony in San Francisco. Bowdin and others are seeking pardon from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose notorious October conviction was Bowden’s father, David Gilbert. He was one of the last people still held captive in the Brink’s robbery on 20, 1981, widely seen as the last suffocation of the ’60s radicalism. . The long-running campaign has taken an emergency with the rise of COVID-19 through New York’s prison system. Chesa Boudin’s 14-month-old son Gilbert and partner Kathy Boudin left Baby Sitter in 1981, never to return. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu, File)
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The San Francisco area witnessed back-to-back mob robberies over the weekend, targeting Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, pharmacies, marijuana dispensaries and other retail locations.

In Walnut Creek, 25 miles from SF, approximately 80 looters rushed to Nordstrom and took goods ranging from $ 100,000 to $ 200,000, according to police. Three have been arrested in connection with the robbery.

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Nordstrom location in Walnut Creek, California, targeting dozens of looters on November 20, 2021

Nordstrom location in Walnut Creek, California, targeting dozens of looters on November 20, 2021
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The crimes have extended to San Jose, about 50 miles from San Francisco, where at least four people have paid $ 40,000 from Lululemon for what police described as an “organized robbery.”

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Los Angeles Monday night saw a smash and grab robbery at Nordstrom. Police have arrested three people in connection with the crime.

Some cops and retailers pointed to California’s Proposition 47 for an increase in crimes, which reduced shoplifting charges to $ 950 or less from crimes to misdemeanors.

In 2018, state lawmakers passed a temporary law in response to complaints surrounding the law, which established a new offense of organized retail theft. The California Highway Patrol Task Force has also been created to assist areas with higher instances of such crimes. The law expired earlier this year, however, The The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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