Staff California They said they were going to crack down on “smash and grab” earlier this week robbery And flash mob style Looting After many recent incidents above and below the state.
But apparently not everyone received the message.
At least two such incidents occurred in Los Angeles County Black friday, According to the report.
According to FOX11 in Los Angeles, in Lakewood, a group of suspects between the ages of 15 and 20 raided a Home Depot store around 8:30 pm, picking up tools such as crowbars, mallets, and hammers. , I got into the car waiting outside.
The entire section of the hammer has been completely cleared. Los Angeles The deputy sheriff of the county told the station.
According to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, as many as 10 vehicles were pulled out of the store, and thieves wore ski masks before starting to drink.
According to experts, the rampage smash and grab theft is part of the failure to prosecute criminals.
The theft has raised fears that the stolen tools may be used to commit more robbers at other stores in the area, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. Said to the station..
The Lakewood case is under investigation and is under investigation. FOX11 reported..
Also on Friday, in the Beverly Grove section of Los Angeles, a large group entered a Bottega Veneta store and used pepper spray on some who tried to stop them while grabbing luxury goods there. The station reported.
It was unclear how the suspect was able to enter the store and whether the police arrested him. Station reported..
Earlier this week, Los Angeles Police Department chief Michel Moore set city restrictions on Black Friday to raise police presence to combat “smash and grab” robbery and flashmob-style crimes that hit California. He told the city police committee that he would raise it. Elsewhere in the last few weeks.
The LAPD had planned to “dedicate resources to some of these high-end locations to stop further violence,” Moore told the panel on Tuesday. According to FOX11..
Also on Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom called such a crime “unacceptable” in an interview with FOX 2 in the Bay Area.
Like Moore in Los Angeles, Newsom has vowed to have stronger police forces against other parts of the state.
“Everyone has to strengthen things,” Newsom said. “We need to see more law enforcement, more deterrence, more beings. You’ve seen more, you’ll see more CHP. [California Highway Patrol] Officers on the road. “
In July, Newsom claimed to have planned to work with the mayors and police chiefs of 13 cities in the state to combat the theft of retail stores.
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Despite recent incidents in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, Newsam claimed that state officials had “arrested hundreds” and recovered “tens of millions of dollars” in the meantime. He vowed to continue the strengthened police efforts.
“We will see it in and around large shopping malls and centers, work on these organized efforts, and continue to work together to call for them.” Newsom told FOX2.. “They need to be held accountable. This is unconscionable behavior. The impact goes far beyond the victim, the business. Some distrust inherent in what is happening, trust in public security. We are all suffering because of the lack of. We need to be more proactive. “
According to FOX 11, other recent events in the Los Angeles area include:
On Wednesday, the suspect entered several stores at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles and fled with goods.
Also on Wednesday, the suspect attacked the guards and stole about $ 25,000 in a handbag from the Nordstrom store in Canoga Park.
In San Francisco, Mayor London Breed also recently announced plans to combat rampant retail crime. The plan includes new restrictions on how vehicles can access the city’s Union Square shopping district. The variety said last Saturday..
In the San Francisco area, flashmob-style robbery has recently occurred at the Louis Vuitton store in the city and the Nordstrom store at Walnut Creek, about 25 miles east of the city.