Over the last year or so, Walgreens has closed 12 stores in the San Francisco area because they were constantly getting robbed. Now they are about to close 5 more.
The left’s campaign of demoralizing the police and not prosecuting crimes like shoplifting are causing this problem.
Guess who really ends up getting hurt by this. The poor and working class people who depend on these stores for products and medicine.
The New York Post reported:
Walgreens closes five more San Francisco locations, citing ‘organized retail crime’
Walgreens is closing five more San Francisco locations as drug stores from the Bay Area to the Big Apple are besieged by rampant shoplifting and lax enforcement.
San Fran shoplifters have been emboldened by a referendum that lowered the penalty for stealing goods worth less than $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor, cops and prosecutors have said.
A spokesperson for the company confirmed the latest closures to SFGate.
“Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso told the outlet.
“Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment.”
Here’s a local video report:
Remember this video from June?
People in San Francisco are shoplifting in broad daylight while being filmed by security
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 15, 2021
Other cities like New York are having the same problem.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 9, 2021
Leftist policies are driving this. If we let the police do their job it would solve the problem.