The latest theft from a Northern California Apple store by mobs was Wednesday’s smash-and grab. This is just one of many brazen burglaries that are being committed in several U.S. metropolitan areas.
According to authorities, four men entered an Apple store in Santa Rosa 55 miles north-east of San Francisco and stole over $20,000 of merchandise.
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According to the Santa Rosa Police Department, they fled with a car and were aged between 14-18 years old. They were covered in masks and black clothes.
Similar burglaries have been reported in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Five suspects in Los Angeles robbed Nordstrom Topanga of $25,000 worth merchandise and applied bear spray to a security guard hours after the Apple theft. The suspects broke into another Nordstrom in a shopping center east of Los Angeles using a sledgehammer, and other tools.
Los Angeles Police Department also has had to deal with over 100 robberies in which suspects followed their victims from different parts of Los Angeles.
Over the weekend in San Francisco, Oakland, and surrounding suburbs, there were numerous ransoms at retail stores, pharmacies and marijuana dispensaries.
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Governor. Gavin Newsom created task forces to address the problem.
Chicago has also seen thefts similar to this, with one Louis Vuitton boutique having between $100,000-$200,000 worth of merchandise taken last week.