VIDEO: Looters Ransack Walgreens Shelves As Employees Watch Helplessly

Tom Gantert

Three thieves cleared cosmetic shelves at a Walgreens in San Francisco on Feb. 29.

San Francisco, CA – Critics are blaming California’s “no arrest” policy for the wholesale looting of a San Francisco Walgreens by a group of masked shoplifters (video below).

The San Francisco Police Department told Blue Lives Matter that the incident occurred at about 1 p.m. on Feb. 29 at the Walgreens located on Ocean Avenue.

Cell phone video filmed by a cashier at the Walgreens showed three people dressed in black and wearing hoodies standing near each other in the cosmetic section of the store.

They were also wearing white medical masks to hide their faces, the video showed.

The video showed the thieves very carefully cleared the store’s shelves and put the items into large bags they’d brought with them.

A woman off camera said “Oh my god” as she watched the looting.

“Please leave the stuff” a woman later identified as an employee said from off camera as the suspected continued to load their bags without missing a beat.

One of the robbers left the store with a full red bag on her shoulder and brushed past another customer who was entering the store, the video showed.

The woman turned and looked at the masked person, and rushed to the cashier.

“Oh my god,” the woman said. “Call the police.”

KMEL said the robbers, who looked to be women, were calm and organized as they pilfered the pricey cosmetic options as customers and employees watched.

The police were called and officers responded to the drugstore, but the San Francisco PD said the thieves had already fled.

California’s passing of Proposition 47 in 2014, which made nonviolent offenses such as shoplifting misdemeanors instead of felonies, has been blamed for the surge in retail theft in recent years.

Shoplifting of items valued at up to $950 is now a misdemeanor unless the defendant has been previously convicted of murder, rape, and some sex offenses, according to[ Ballotpedia](https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_47,Reduced_Penalties_for_Some_Crimes_Initiative(2014%29).

KOVR reported in September of 2019 that police said Prop 47 had created an increase in organized retail theft.

“It’s a boldness like we’re seeing never before and just a disregard for fellow human beings,” Vacaville Police Lieutenant Mark Donaldson told KOVR.

Lt. Donaldson said that shoplifting has increased statewide.

Police told Blue Lives Matter they have no yet made any arrests in connection with the incident.

Watch the Walgreens get looted in the video below:

Comments (139)
JBoH
JBoH

Shocked! Shocked I am! In California of all pl...wait. California? Never mind.

No. 1-50
Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

Didn't even have to watch the video to know it was the usual fine upstanding members of our society who respect the laws and morals that make our country great.

Wait.. its California ... these are the majority of the demographics of this failed welfare state

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Just a couple of years ago (2018), the felony theft threshold in VA was $200. It was then raised to $500. Now that we are controlled by Democrats, they raised it to $1000.

I don't understand all of this pandering to criminals in the name of "criminal justice reform," whatever that means.

I swear, Democrat politicians are just as criminal as the perps. It's infuriating.

People used to get lawfully hung by the neck until dead for stealing another man's horse. Now they get no bail and an attorney paid for by the tax payers.

USMC34990
USMC34990

I am sure DA Chesa Boudin will vigorously prosecute these miscreants.

flybynight
flybynight

I'm already beginning to have doubts about this 13/37 number crazy704. I better download that FBI chart and read it for myself. I'm thinking you missed something. 🙄

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Welcome to California/New York, two of the most lawless places in the USA! So sad, they've turned both states into havens of criminals and criminal activity!!!!! Both State Legislatures/Governors should be ashamed of themselves and resign immediately, who supported this travesty!

RmdGRD
RmdGRD

So it's a misdemeanor, they still could have called the police. Maybe the reason they didn't, is because just maybe they know the thieves.

Thatcatdavid
Thatcatdavid

This is what you get when you think you can operate a store with only three hapless females and you don't want to pay for a security guard.

Mak900
Mak900

Illinois is considering raising the threshold to $1000.00 or even$2000.00 before it's a felony up from $500.00.
Chicago Democrats are behind the push

Gramercy
Gramercy

Why call the police? Call our congressman! Hands of the police are tied...thanks to CA laws!

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

The Citizens of California don't want law.

This is the price.

NFPD103
NFPD103

Well, I guess that law is working out well for them now. Pretty sure it won't be long before that kind of stuff is in a locked display case.

rds40
rds40

Enjoy your high cost of living in that 3rd world country.

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Funny, just by the headline I knew the 13% were the responsible. Ca is fucked and the piece of shit d.a. in S.F. is literally the worst in the nation.

Berniejugs1
Berniejugs1

It took 8 years to turn this country upside down. Will take longer than that to change it if ever. We already wasted 3

Manlius
Manlius

Unfortunately, these CA and NY laws don’t just affect them. Walgreens is a national chain. When grand theft (which is what I’d call this) causes a loss to the chain, it eventually gets programmed into the cost of doing business. Then the cost of that loss is made up by spreading it across all other items and all of the stores, regardless of what state they are in. So, the ridiculous policies of places like CA end up impacting us all.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Only in Calicrazy. Where liberal democrats love their criminals. 😝☹👎

goodgentnsc
goodgentnsc

Don't feel sorry for them one bit, it want be long and they will start hurting people while robbing but it's the people of call. fault beside the store will write it off on its taxes and some how get the government to pay them for their losses but they keep electing democraps!!

sizzle937
sizzle937

My gurls ain’t did Nuffin

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

The usual suspects. Why'd you wear masks, when you claim we think you all look alike ?

capt wood 107
capt wood 107

Thats california for ya, nothing will be done, its their right to rob and steal per certain folks.

Lilnatvsavg
Lilnatvsavg

They change the laws w/out any considerations to the companies or the consumer. When they do this the company contacts their insurance company who pays to replace the stolen items then the company turns around & jacks up the prices to pass on to the consumer. So in reality we are paying for their getting free stuff! As Usual...I dont care how much makeup they stole if they had to steal that much their ugly & no amount of makeup can change that!

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Customer coming in is kind of funny, but not a robbery, lady.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Hey you senators in Calif. who tried to impeach Trump on a supposed phone call........this is caught on tape!! Where is the justice you claim no one is free from, hmmmmmmm?

NCRETIREDLEO
NCRETIREDLEO

WAKE UP AMERICA!! It’s going to get worse if SOME of the DEMS get into these key positions like DA. WHY are they paving the way for all this lawlessness that’s happening and going to keep happening. It’s just crazy thinking. All this crazy laws being changed is all democRATS doing it. WHY??

LegalImmigrant
LegalImmigrant

Bring back PUBLIC HANGING!!!!!!!!!!

LegalImmigrant
LegalImmigrant

Arm yourself - defend yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO WARNING SHOTS !!!!,TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!

1BigHunter
1BigHunter

Here's the solution. Rig the shelves and when the clerk sees the crime taking place they flip a switch and sends 10,000 volts their way. Pretty sure that would be the last instance of shoplifting at that location and I know society loses three scumbags. Time to start solving the problems the idiots on the Left create...

JillE
JillE

The brazenness is stunning and sickening.

Juleez
Juleez

Animals belong in cages.

MSK
MSK

This happened in California???? Wow, I can’t believe it!

Chinamike
Chinamike

Don’t make the black kids angry.com

Kevcali
Kevcali

Now you go shopping on Craigslist and get it at cost instead of the jacked up price at the store, and you find the culprits!

Kevcali
Kevcali

I wonder if the person filming them called the police first or if she was in on it.

mikew12345
mikew12345

If I was a shop owner in CA, I'd add $1000 to the price tag on every item, then give $1000 per item rebate at the cash register. So each item stolen would be a felony.

checksix
checksix

And a certain group claims racism when cosmetics are locked up.

Stop Criminals
Stop Criminals

Call Nancy Pelosi.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Usual suspects 3 "African American" females because they went for the make up

Flick1981
Flick1981

Meanwhile the crackers that commit “white collar “ crime never ever do any time.... Look at the CROOK the republiCONS put in office.....

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

The stores in those areas of high crime should have a spay device like their firewater spray system, that will deter folks from staying long!

jwmfranks
jwmfranks

Next year they'll be crying about either the skyrocketing retail prices or unemployment rates after Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Big Lots jack up their prices to make ends meet or cut their losses and start closing stores in CA.

LivesMatter
LivesMatter

This stuff makes me rage.
I wan't to carry a basic or -looks like it was made at craft time- sling-shot. Just a little attitude correction. SNAP! Then limping for a few hours might make you think.

bubbajohn
bubbajohn

ck marketplace for items on sale

bubbajohn
bubbajohn

maybe they are trying to plan ahead for stocking stuffers

Stoykens Keptyc
Stoykens Keptyc

#BadMinority article

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

No that’s
Piece Of Shit Chesa Boudin

Will do nothing the savages are “victims”

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Ah life in a demo RAT world!!!

agazzara
agazzara

The writer of this article is an idiot. The employee is saying Leave the store, not leave the stuff. The woman who walked in as one thief was leaving is obviously the store manager, watching gloves, calling police etc. Geez no wonder no one believes our journalists anymore.

USAF COP VET
USAF COP VET

What do you expect in mexifornia? Law and order? This a glimpse of what a nation run by demonrats would look like. Yet the citizens and illegal aliens keep re-electing the same corrupt demonrats over and over again. The best thing that could happen to mexifornia is for all law abiding citizens to flee the state so there wont be a loss of innocent life when it falls into the ocean

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

The 13% being the 13%. What's new?


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