Fox News is reporting that Walgreens is closing five more stores in San Francisco because of organized shoplifting gangs that are plundering these stores.
It has already closed 10 stores in the city since 2019 because of the thefts at California stores are now five time Walgreens’ national shoplifting average.
The gangs have been emboldened by the passing of a law in the state, that does not consider shoplifting a felony until it exceeds $950.
Since its passing, gangs have been organizing shoplifting rings, often composed of underage or homeless people, with leaders even bringing along calculators to ensure they don’t exceed $950.
The stolen goods are then resold.
12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12 ESV)
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