October 27, 2021

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Walgreens closing 5 much more San Francisco stores due to theft

Walgreens stated Tuesday that it will be closing a different five San Francisco spots, citing the ongoing rampant theft plaguing the metropolis.

“Owing to ongoing organized retail criminal offense, we have created the tough selection to near five shops throughout San Francisco,” a Walgreens spokesperson informed FOX Business enterprise in a statement. “Just about every shop will transfer prescriptions to a nearby Walgreens location within just a mile radius and we anticipate to position the stores’ team associates in other nearby destinations.”

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“Organized retail crime proceeds to be a challenge going through retailers throughout San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” the spokesperson continued. “Retail theft across our San Francisco shops has continued to increase in the previous number of months to 5 instances our chain regular. During this time to assistance beat this difficulty, we enhanced our investments in stability actions in merchants across the metropolis to 46 times our chain average in an work to give a secure natural environment.”

The retailers closing in the coming months are at 2250 Ocean Ave, 4645 Mission Road, 745 Clement Street, 300 Gough Avenue and 3400 Cesar Chavez Road.

Walgreens has shuttered at least 10 of its suppliers in the town considering the fact that the commencing of 2019, in accordance to the San Francisco Gate.

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OAKLAND, CA – July 22: Pharmacy shop Walgreens, positioned at 8102 Worldwide Blvd., will close its doorways soon. In San Francisco, keep closures leave a substantial hole in the SoMa buying district, but in Oakland they induce serious hardship for individuals wh (Yalonda M. James/The San Francisco Chronicle / Getty Illustrations or photos)

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About the summer, the California Stores Affiliation reported that San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento have some of the maximum structured retail crime in the country. 

Critics blame a referendum California passed in 2014, which downgraded theft of assets to a misdemeanor as extensive as its price is $950 or much less. 

But structured retail crime is an situation in lots of other pieces of the nation, also.

Walgreens also fell victim to a father-daughter duo in Ga who ended up sentenced by the feds Tuesday for pocketing tens of millions of dollars after advertising stolen retail products and solutions in latest several years.

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The Office of Justice reported that Robert Whitley and Noni Whitley ran on the internet organizations marketing products lifted from Atlanta stores by paid out shoplifters whose targets incorporated Walgreens, CVS, Kroger and Publix.

The two Whitleys were being sentenced to 5 or far more many years in federal prison and requested to spend more than $4 million in restitution to the impacted retailers.