Things have gotten so out of control in the Walnut Creek area of San Francisco, looters are now looting each other. Black Friday apparently means 100% off in San Francisco. Best of luck, retailers.
Crime rate in the Bay Area is rampant, according to local authorities. Walnut Creek police and city officials warned businesses Sunday that the same group of thieves that targeted a Nordstrom at Broadway Plaza on Saturday night may try to steal from shops again tonight.
On Saturday night, two men and one woman were arrested after dozens of thieves ransacked the Nordstrom store during what police called an “organized” and “planned” robbery. Approximately 80 people were involved in the incident, which occurred shortly before 9 p.m. when Nordstrom and other stores at the center were still open.
The robbery was caught on video by different witnesses and went viral on social media in a matter of hours.
More than 80 people stormed and robbed a Nordstrom in California. “Organized theft” robbers streamed out of the department store into dozens of cars. pic.twitter.com/3Grr4fRRVo
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 22, 2021
Only 3 people have been apprehended as of today. The rest fled the scene before police could arrive.
“This is a horrific crime,” Walnut Creek Mayor Kevin Wilk said Sunday. “It’s terrible. Not just for the people who live here but for those employed. We need to ensure the safety of all those in Walnut Creek.”
Source: The Mercury News