Louis Vuitton Targeted in Robberies
80 people simultaneously broke into a Nordstrom near San Francisco in a smash-and-grab fashion. Police stated; ‘Clearly a planned event’ . Read key points below.
- Luxury stores, including a Nordstrom and two Louis Vuitton stores, have been looted across the US in recent days.
- On Friday night last week, thieves broke into at least 10 stores, including a Louis Vuitton store. And on Sunday night, officers in Hayward, about a 30-minute drive from San Francisco, were investigating an incident where group of smash-and-grab burglars destroyed glass cabinets and stole merchandise from a mall jewelry store.
- “These crimes are happening around the Bay and across the country,” San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin tweeted Saturday. “I stand in partnership with our local, regional, state, and federal partners as we work together to do whatever it takes to keep you safe.”
- Social media was filled with masked thieves fleeing the scene carrying bags. Jim Dudley, a retired San Francisco Police officer who now teaches criminal justice at San Francisco State University, said the burglaries might be the result of a “perfect storm” created by corporations and policymakers in California, where many retailers have “no chase” policies regarding shoplifters and where at least $950 of merchandise must be stolen for state prosecutors to press felony charges.