Police say shoplifted merchandise being sold at Bay Area flea markets 

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Networks of organized thieves are going after smaller ticket items like laundry detergent, toothpaste, and deodorant, leaving retailers like Walgreens, CVS and Target taking increasing losses. The shoplifted items are then sold online or at local flea markets.
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18 Tem 2021




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@memeshort5515 2 yıl önce
Well when you decriminalize shoplifting, what do you expect?
@Techpodshed 2 yıl önce
More future loosers that will most likely be homeless, parents raise yo kids right!
@tremblence 2 yıl önce
This also funds more gang activity Leading to more violence, robbery rape and murder Really smart SF, great policy
@sarahgrace9419 2 yıl önce
@@tremblence blx……!!!!!!!
@ronniekrula4153 2 yıl önce
Just gives the politicians a talking point. We will save you from the dumb laws that we implemented
@mikeg3439 2 yıl önce
worse, when you treat people trying to enforce laws as if THEY are the criminals.
@Teleios116 2 yıl önce
As a Californian who worked in “Loss Prevention” I can tell you that we can’t touch or take product back, nor do cops arrest these people. $949 and lower the cops just gives them warnings and anything above that the cops cuff them then 9 times out of ten they drop them off down the street and they do come back in and steal the same or following day.
@acemarvel1564 2 yıl önce
That rule clearly needs to change
@dkeith45 Yıl önce
I get the store owner can't take the stuff being stolen back, while the perp is stealing it. But if the owner went to the flea market, I'd think they could steal $950 of the goods there and take it back to their store? And you'd think these stores would figure out a way to block entry to their stores goods, and have their clerks get the goods a customer wants, bring it to a counter, and after payment, pass the item under the counter via a drawer. Or have a way to remotely lock the doors and not let 'customers' out unless they show a receipt?
@briancox7875 6 aylar önce
And if you went down to these markets and started packing the goods up in a bag and walking off, the people running the stalls would complain about you stealing from them. Oh, the irony.
@chevy4x466 6 aylar önce
That would be a good one. The flea market gets flash mobbed Walgreens workers 😂😂😂😂
@ashok845 5 aylar önce
And you will be arrested too. Law is partial towards some people in certain states
@boohere2 5 aylar önce
Tell people that go to the flea markets not the buy the stuff that is stolen. If people will not buy it, then there would be no sales. People need to stop buying it too. I know it's more expensive to buy the real deal but it's help in the long run to do the right thing
@myplaylist7007 5 aylar önce
Have the store owners go to there market stall and start stealing stuff XD.
@patosb139 5 aylar önce
This is a shame, people have lost their sense of decency. Stealing is so wrong, and we the consumers are the ones who have to pay the increase prices because of these crimes. Much more should be done to protect these businesses.
@SamSitar 3 aylar önce
We have the freedom to stop shoplifting. The criminal cannot complain about having to pay for the thing.
@johncarter40101 2 aylar önce
People of a particular community
@bradstoner7226 2 yıl önce
Almost every video that you see of people committing these crimes fit a general profile. Its ashamed that people who do this have no moral conscious and respect for others property than this. I can imagine how they would feel if someone rushed into their homes, grabbed everything and just ran out. The moral decline of this nation is beyond belief.
That’s how the world is today etc
@markrouse2416 11 aylar önce
No need to drag the rest of the country into this. This is a CALIFORNIA problem.
@FF-fh5cv 11 aylar önce
These aren’t people. These are animals
@alwaysyouramanda 11 aylar önce
Poverty. It’s systemic. It’s inherited.
@TheValkryie 11 aylar önce
@@markrouse2416 We have retail theft rings up in Portland, OR as well.
@iceonthesun8880 5 aylar önce
This is disgraceful. They either failed to listen to instruction and dishonor their family, or(more likely), their parents didn't raise them right. Either way, it's an embarrassment to the nation and local communities.
@djjohnpiazza7043 3 aylar önce
you spelled "parents" wrong... it's parent
@iceonthesun8880 3 aylar önce
@@djjohnpiazza7043 I was using the plural form(assuming both were present)
@djjohnpiazza7043 2 aylar önce
@iceonthesun8880 I know bro. I was just being cheeky.
@rbfarrell1 Gün önce
@@djjohnpiazza7043 Yup, all the strong independent women crapping out kids they can not control and have no time to actually parent.
@FM-nm4ng 2 yıl önce
Store owners should go over there and shoplift their stuff back since there is zero chance that they will get arrested.
@jayralston2305 2 yıl önce
So I guess anybody can just take what they want from these people and not get charged with a crime, that might be a good idea , see how they like it
@Larrysmith-qw9ts 2 yıl önce
@@frankregg9048 AGREE.
I see nothing wrong with what they did, the corporation’s can quite literally write the damages and losses off it’s in their favor either way get off their 🥜’s 😭
@rogermccarter7220 11 aylar önce
Mayor, Chief of Police, and shoplifters all have one thing in common. It will never be stopped.
@boohere2 5 aylar önce
Well actually....if you truly want to stop it......Store owners should be able to fight back too. When someone is stealing, fight off the criminals. I am willing to bet that the criminals would think twice about stealing. They know nothing will happen to them like punishment. If they knew that they could get hurt, they would think twice. Also tell people that go to the flea markets not the buy the stuff that is stolen. If people will not buy it, then there would be no sales. People need to stop buying it too. I know it's more expensive to buy the real deal but it's help in the long run to do the right thing
@wyliehudson8396 3 aylar önce
@brownsuga6654 2 yıl önce
This really makes me angry. I work in a supermarket. On nearly daily basis people come in and load up hand baskets, shopping carts and even shopping bags and run out of the store. Our security is one man who is lazy and also spreads his work days among several area stores in our chain, so he can't be in more than one place at a time. Only store security can apprehend anyone. Other personnel can only report what they see. We literally have shoplifters pause at the door and sarcastically say thank you as they run out. A small victory recently: a major repeat shoplifter who was hitting our store and others in the area and who got us for an estimated $25,000 was arrested. He was in a different state and was pulled over for traffic stop and when warrants came up he was arrested.
@ayosgsauce 2 yıl önce
what city is your supermarket in?
@dkeith45 Yıl önce
@BrownSuga66 Hm. That gives me an idea. Does the law there say anything about how often a person can steal up to $950 and it only be considered a Misdemeanor? What I'm getting at is, if a person stole $950 worth of merch, and the store took their picture and made note of the amount stolen, then the next time that person comes in to take more, they'd go over the $950 mark and it might be considered felony theft then? THen they could be arrested and prosecuted?
@mharris5047 Yıl önce
@@dkeith45 The law is mum on that here in Michigan. IDK if a judge would go along with that line of thinking but the law is ambiguous enough on that issue that if the defendant were convicted on that logic it would end up in front of the state Supreme Court.
Why do you care at all is my question. Ur job underpays you. U should be stealing from them
@alwaysyouramanda 11 aylar önce
How’s the pay?😂
@annwithaplan9766 4 aylar önce
I remember when I was going around to many stores in GA and SC, I came across some smaller ones in the lower income areas who had everything behind counters and windows. If you wanted something the clerk would get it and bring it to the register, so you had to pay for it before it was handed over to you. They had gotten tired of being robbed when they weren't looking. It worked for them.
@stuffbenlikes 2 yıl önce
The second level impact of just letting this happen makes it just plain evil. Whoever has decided to allow this is literally destroying the city. And they know it. And they don't care.
@myplaylist7007 5 aylar önce
That person: Where are the stores and fast food joints at !?
What a shame letting these people get away with this!
@gregk.6723 Yıl önce
This is not " shoplifting " it is organized crime. Needs to be prosecuted under the ricco act.
@aeonsbeyond 5 aylar önce
OK so modern commercial retail is blameless and has no responsibility rrrrrightttttt
@butwhole4186 5 aylar önce
@aeonsbeyond What?? How are you blaming the stores??
@EliteOnTheBeat 5 aylar önce
I could say the SAME exact thing about our politicians but there NEVER gonna "be prosecuted under the ricco act." EVER! 🤦‍♂
@preshisify1 4 aylar önce
@onesojourner7514 2 yıl önce
I only feel sorry for the citizens who vote against this type of insanity.
@dnguyen787 5 aylar önce
Would you vote for it?
@onesojourner7514 5 aylar önce
@Bien Nho - My comment is self explanatory.
@aquila1993 5 aylar önce
Yep, we do exist in SF. So tired of how my hometown is run...
@onesojourner7514 5 aylar önce
@Cam R. - I live in SoCal and things are bad here too. I hear a lot of people complain about the high taxation, high gas prices, cost of living, high crime rates, etc. But, when I ask them for whom they voted...they did it for candidates who blatantly supported policies that created these atrocious conditions. Those voters deserve what they got. The ones who did not...do not deserve this.
They should prosecute EVERYONE involved. Including the market keepers. They know exactly what they're doing.
@ganderson7790 5 aylar önce
Yes, because you can go to 24th and Mission in San Francisco and you can shop right there in the view and they do not bother them at all but they’re not black, they are Hispanics
@camaroman101 3 aylar önce
​@ganderson7790 the thieves or resellers?
Makes me sick. Soon, no place to buy what I need, due to store closings. I do not want to buy from total criminals. They will rob anyone, and everyone.😮😢
@greglee1174 11 aylar önce
City “officials” enable and embolden these criminals by not allowing police to arrest them or the da to prosecute them. Who pays for these thefts? People who actually PAY for the merchandise. It’s disgusting and despicable.
@longshot_916 3 aylar önce
DA is more concerned with another agenda, rather than hold anybody accountable for shoplifting. The other problem is that stores have insurance in the product, and that buck for sure gets passed on to the consumer
@unfilteredmama2987 5 aylar önce
Honestly I wanna find something like this near me- I can’t afford most personal care things for me and my kids
@Just..Me.. Yıl önce
I'm shocked that letting criminals back out on the streets isn't working. Just shocked.
Your Casablanca reference was excellent. I do not know why I tell you this because it could not possibly profit me.
@alwaysyouramanda 11 aylar önce
Remember spankings? My mom broke a giant wooden spoon on my back. I turned out alright.
@magnus08f250 11 aylar önce
@@kamiliachadlistole? Do you mean purchased from their cousins?
@Sashabooboo 2 yıl önce
Hi: If you are from outside of California this story never mentioned Proposition 47. Prop 47 came from George Gascon and San Francisco. It raised the theft limit to $950 before the crime becomes a felony. It eliminated theft with a prior, which means every time a person steals it is the first time, it made possession of stolen property and second degree burglary misdemeanor (cite and release depending on jurisdiction) offenses. While it was sold to the public by academics and journalists as a way for people to get back onto their feet and was meant to relieve the burden-weight of conviction...in reality it's nothing more than turning a blind eye to crime. Yes, retail theft is down. That means they've lost confidence in the criminal justice system and don't want to waste their time waiting for a purposeless report. Mayor Breed knows better but was also convinced the solution to a problem is to do nothing.
@mattwillman10 11 aylar önce
@alwaysyouramanda 11 aylar önce
The major retailers leached out the labor and wealth, the human capital cant all be shoved into a cage 😂 its chaos as “the market manages itself.” I remember thinking economics class was a load of sh-t! Here it is! A young nation in the grand scheme of things.. we don’t look so good from where I’m standing.
@mocheen4837 6 aylar önce
Recall the Mayor.
@luckdragongirl 2 yıl önce
All the retailers should raise prices on each item up $1000 and then have coupons at the register you scan that takes $1000 off each item. Then, if you steal one item, it meets the requirement to prosecute since it was $1000 on the shelf tag.
@thomasbailey9820 2 yıl önce
How about a combined total of $1000.00 ?
@luckdragongirl 2 yıl önce
@@thomasbailey9820 No because if it's $1000 per item, then it immediately breaks CA's stupid law if they steal one item. That's the point.
@alexnarciso3241 2 yıl önce
Yooo this is actually really smart
@Z33.gi0 2 yıl önce
That won’t work the same item have the same UPC codes
@luckdragongirl 2 yıl önce
@@Z33.gi0 You've never worked retail, have you? I can tell. I worked retail for years.
@taylorle1206 5 aylar önce
The solution to this type of theft is eventually going to be that you need a user ID to come into the store - linked to a valid credit card - when you leave you get billed for the sku's you have on you
China has this process.
@VintageToiletsRock 2 yıl önce
$10 for some body wash? Dear lord now that is criminal! Also, love how those stickers don't do anything. A waste of the paper they're printed on. Stores should be allowed to lock their doors when criminals are inside until the police show up. Something obviously needs to change.
@michaelb.8953 5 aylar önce
It will and you'll be the one to be inconvenienced. Not that long ago I could drive up to a fuel pump without presenting a payment method and fill my tank and then walk inside to pay for my gas. We then started having too many drive offs and now we all turned into criminals until proven otherwise.
Every single person selling stolen merchandise should be sent to jail and fined a hefty fine… No excuse for any of these people. F them All !!!
@guy-tn2ud 2 yıl önce
It must be terrible to live in San Francisco, what a shame.
@RawCyberHub 2 yıl önce
@Wältér-Ràul Chínchíllä even if its safe, the rent is SKY HIGH. lol thats criminal.
@guy-tn2ud 2 yıl önce
@Wältér-Ràul Chínchíllä You should go if you really want to, but I just think there are many better places these days. Really nice, truly diverse medium sized cities, with a very low cost of living. That is not SF, never really.
@guy-tn2ud 2 yıl önce
@Wältér-Ràul Chínchíllä Sounds similar to my retirement plan, we've already purchased the house. Mine is the east coast version with mountains, hiking, fishing, etc., right outside a small town with about 10,000 population. I wish you good luck finding your American dream friend!
It was actually pretty good to live in the city if you aren’t looking for trouble. My car was only broken into about 5 - 6 times, my rent was triple the national average, rarely a day over 80 degrees and anti- american, crazy liberals roaming the streets.
@markh3279 2 yıl önce
These prices go up and we as honest citizens pay for this.
@nativetexanful 2 yıl önce
@@browncatwithblurredbackgro2461 What shocked me was he said $6 for a tube of toothpaste. I've never seen toothpaste that cost that much.
@kennyphelps1160 2 yıl önce
I hope they still enough to put these lefty businesses completely out of business
@sandragreen9560 Yıl önce
Why do people stay in California ? The whole state has been bankrupted and ruined. I would leave at the first opportunity.
@markh3279 Yıl önce
@@sandragreen9560 It's cyclical, many large corporations are dropping massive amounts of money in the SF area and they are never wrong in their forecasting of the future since they have a greater amount of control over it.
@markh3279 Yıl önce
@@sandragreen9560 Ca is far from bankrupt, we are the 5th largest economy in the world and there is endless great things to do eat and experience, plus our weather is excellent.
@rickintexas1584 2 yıl önce
Watching the mayor claim they will go after the perpetrators is literally hilarious. The city politicians created this problem. It is obvious the city politicians have no desire to solve the problems they created.
@yolandathompson2677 4 aylar önce
So freaking crazy!! This is just the beginning to what's to come.😢
@Mnemoniforma9.00 5 aylar önce
I live in New York and shopping at Duane Reade/Walgreens takes 10 extra minutes waiting for employees to answer the customer service button because everything is locked behind anti-theft, and even then, the store nearest me is poorly stocked due to the shoplifters. Worse yet, the justice system just lets them keep repeating the offenses with a slap on the wrist until they've racked up enough charges to be put away. I say we ship these freaks off to a penal colony and work them for the value they've cost our society until the day they drop dead.
@SamSitar 3 aylar önce
Please do that. It will make easier for law-abiding citizens
@akoww1000 5 aylar önce
Not just the police need to do something about this but the government needs to step in and pass laws in order to sell things at fleamarkets,Ebay, and anything on an online site. All sites have to have proof who you are and keep track of everything being sold just like retail stores do
How can the mayor stand there and say that they will be prosecuting these criminals, when nothing happens when the shoplifters leave the store with trash bags full of loot?
@jjpds1 2 yıl önce
@oceania2385 2 yıl önce
Reality means nothing, its for social justice- Duh
@Techpodshed 2 yıl önce
Cause it's people from her old hood lol...
@regwill1229 2 yıl önce
All the mayor has to do is walk two blocks down from City Hall and see all the Hispanic and Asian people buying all the stolen merchandise on 7th and Market st. The police stand there and watch it continue day in and day out.
@GoLakers3900 2 yıl önce
Wouldn't it be interesting seeing victims of those shoplifted items go to flea markets and "shoplift" their own stuff, making sure not to exceed $950?
@scrapcash2421 2 yıl önce
At flea market prices, you could wipe out a whole row of tables and never get to $950
@mexreax4493 2 yıl önce
The victims are large corporations so I dont feel sorry for them. Ill buy them cheaper at the fleq markets
@going2baes 2 yıl önce
@@scrapcash2421 all that deodorant...it could fuel an entire Anime Expo that we use to be allowed to go to.
@GAMELORD1308 2 yıl önce
@@mexreax4493 you know, I always felt the same way specifically for big corporate chain restaurants. Not that it was ok to diamond dash a resturaunt but rather that all these corporate places do is create generic mediocre food. Theres no heart or soul at a fuckin dominoes and it bewilders me when I see them in business. But now seeing your comment I change my mind. These big corporations could be accused of having cheap labor but atleast it’s something. CURRENTLY, the best we got at the bottom is minimum wage and perhaps for some people thats their current LIVELIHOOD! So to respond to your comment, whats the alternative to shopping at a big corporate store? Perhaps, shop at a smaller store? Cause currently, shoplifting at corporate stores WILL cause them to shut down thus laying off dozens of workers -THAT I KNOW YOU MUST CARE ABOUT- thus leaving NO merchandise to steal in the first place.
@s0fa274 2 yıl önce
I feel like retail stores need to have the same security as banks. These stupid kids just do whatever they want and walk away without consequences, it’s both sad and angering. I was robbed by a teenager in broad daylight and I honestly felt sorry for him that he’s throwing his life away for petty crime.
@dkeith45 Yıl önce
What if stores in those areas install a wall to wall counter with bars on top and security drawers under the counter. Customers could walk in to get out of the weather, but would have to stand at the counter. Then ask a clerk to get the item they want. Which would be picked and brought to the counter by the clerk. Once the item was paid for, the clerk would put the item in the drawer under the counter and push it out to the customer. Problem solved.
@_b777 Yıl önce
@@dkeith45 nobody ever mentions internal theft which accounts for a good portion of retail shrink. How would you combat that?
@kingkaga898 5 aylar önce
​@@_b777Mass organized shoplifting events in the Bay Area is not 'internal theft'.
@kimboslyce7863 5 aylar önce
When I was homeless. I stole some deodorant and body wash. I was arrested for the first and only time ever. Charged with 2nd degree burglary…had to spend a week in jail. I’m still banned from CVS to this day 😂 …this was in San Diego.
@SongbirdGLS Yıl önce
I work for a major retailer and they burglarize stores at night and we know they resell items. It's a big problem that is getting worse.
@alwaysyouramanda 11 aylar önce
Do they pay all your bills? In California!?
@undergroundnet3907 10 aylar önce
Good for you I am happy to hear that
@jamesbell1613 6 aylar önce
Why even be there?!
@bigpoppa800 6 aylar önce
gotta get armed security
@jamesbell1613 6 aylar önce
@@bigpoppa800 A lot of it, or just leave.
@DARTH-VADER-SW 2 yıl önce
Wow. A tv reporter can figure this out and even find the sellers at a flea market. Yet the whole police force is baffled and can’t catch the slow witted criminals.
@mr.puddintater1805 2 yıl önce
They just want their pensions
@cvn6555 2 yıl önce
It's like they could not give a rat's arse about it. Too difficult to check out a flea market and call in some items to see if they have been stolen.
You can "know" whatever you want, but this is America and the only thing in determining guilt that matters is what you can prove
@DARTH-VADER-SW 2 yıl önce
@@ceoatcrystalsoft4942 . Yeah just give up. Do nothing. That solves everything. Excuses are like assholes. You know the rest.
@edwardsantos9230 2 yıl önce
Just like conventions & tourists; I hope ALL Walgreens, Safeways, and Target stores leave the city. It would be pointless for these stores to stay open under the model of stocking store shelves only to have the items shoplifted. Once these stores pull out, residents will start to pull out too. Let San Francisco become like Detroit. When it comes to the city of San Francisco trying to generate taxable revenue, it wont come from the tourists, conventions, big tech, and retail businesses. It will lead towards a bigger tax hit against the residents who will eventually end up moving out of the city. In the next few years, San Francisco will become a completely failed city and the housing market in SF will plummet.
@dnaak Yıl önce
This guy gets it.
@sandragreen9560 Yıl önce
Can't happen soon enough . . .
@ericborjon3311 Yıl önce
The Bay Area is going to shit. I’m not sure what the governor is doing but these policies are failing and criminals are more emboldened than ever. It sad and angering seeing these shit people just do what ever they want. I’m a minority and it pains me to see other minorities take to this behavior. It gives all of us a bad name.
@maxpower9848 Yıl önce
Too late .. already happened.
@brucelimozaine2649 2 yıl önce
By saying “we’ll go after the people committing this crime” does she mean she’ll let the shoplifter in the store first, then the paying customers go after them?
@DreamQueenScream 11 aylar önce
She has no plan. Things will continue to deteriorate
@BlitheApathy 4 aylar önce
"Defund the police!" "Stealing is a victimless crime, it's how we survive!" "What you mean our Wal-Marts are shutting down?!"
@joostoon 11 aylar önce
I work at Walgreens and luckily we haven't truly experienced the magnitude of the examples seen in the viral videos. However, much of the Detergent, toothpaste and body wash are majority of what our couponers purchase and we only assume they resell it or give it to family. We do get noticable thefts of our otc and shave needs however
@lshepherd6137 5 aylar önce
They need to give stores full authority to protect their stores even if it means stand your ground because even small stores are being looted
@SamSitar 3 aylar önce
They already have that. It's called self defense.
@philipenos2930 2 yıl önce
Before the CVS on 7th and Market in San Francisco closed, thieves would sell the merchandise they stole right in front of the CVS store. This shows the direct failure of Prop 47.
@mikeg3439 2 yıl önce
AB109, Prop 57, Prop 47, electing Marxist DA's, it goes on and on. In Los Angeles County we have ONE man trying to fight this, the County Sheriff, a Democrat, but the entire Democrat leadership in the area is angrily and formally demanding his instant resignation for being a "danger" to their communities with his attempts to curtail crime.
@RicardoLopez-qg9ou 2 yıl önce
They had some good deals before they closed
@DanTheFireman 2 yıl önce
Prop 45 would put an end to it in no time.
@richardbowers3647 2 yıl önce
Wait till the I>R>S find out!!! Whoa!!
@ken12603 6 aylar önce
They need to be charged with organized crime which has bigger punishments over shoplifting. Those that run these flea markets (property owners) need to be included in the organized crime charges since they give them a place to sell them. Every seller there needs to be able to show an invoice that can be verified as to where they got the inventory.
@sandrajohnson2489 2 yıl önce
I used to see items from stores being sold at flea markets way back in the 80's. I never purchased any of that stuff. I thought it was weird for vendors to be selling items like that.
@dkeith45 Yıl önce
Well, all that stuff used to be items that were past their 'use by date' that gleaners fished out of the stores dumpsters. But in this case, all you'd have to do is look at a few of the labels to see what the date is and if it's a current date, you know the item was stolen off the shelf.
@joellafrazier1224 5 aylar önce
If there’s no invoice or receipts, BLOW TORCH THE LOT OF IT! They don’t deserve to profit from it.
@jonthepolarbear 2 yıl önce
Imagine how they respond if you walked up and started shoplifting the shop lifter.
@mikewillett5076 2 yıl önce
Oh they'd flip out and not make the connection that they did it first and learn a lesson over it.
@s.s.0 5 aylar önce
Some of these people could be couponers that get those products for free and then resell them. The list of stuff he mentions is stuff you can get from cvs for free with coupons. Poor reporting.
@jinkim23 2 yıl önce
Meanwhile in Japan you could ride your bike to the train station, leave it there unlocked, and no one would steal it. If you asked them why they don't steal, they'll tell you it's unconscionable.
@je6476 2 yıl önce
Yep. Left my bike, helmet, and bag with a lock that I thought I would need at the train station. When I seen that not one bike was locked, I certainly didn’t want to stand out and put the lock on it. Came back to find it untouched. Yet when I rode it back onto base I definitely had to lock it up.
@jinkim23 2 yıl önce
@@je6476 not saying Japan is perfect. Their society has a lot of issues, but imagine being able to trust complete strangers with your belongings. You know first hand, and its something we should strive for.
@cvn6555 2 yıl önce
You can leave your car running in North Boston. Young girls can walk freely at night because of zero street crime. It's the mafia that keeps things in order.
@alicea5 2 yıl önce
@@cvn6555 wait what? The Mafia?! How so?! Tell me how.
@alicea5 2 yıl önce
Now I wanna move to Japan.
@MrRedstardude Yıl önce
You have to start prosecuting those flea market stall holders selling stolen items. They are just as guilty, if not more so, as the ones doing the initial burglaries.
@captainharris8980 8 aylar önce
This is really outrageous. I'd do like Walmart in Portland, I'd just close up shop and not come back. I can't believe this kind of thing is happening.
@JayR305TheChosenOne 5 aylar önce
Closing all stores in a city so where is everyone supposed to go shopping drive to another state 😅
@captainharris8980 5 aylar önce
@@JayR305TheChosenOne I don't know, and I don't care.
@Susan-he3re 3 aylar önce
One time when i was 12 years old i literally saw my stolen bicycle just on display like nothing 😔
@gimmegoblin221 2 yıl önce
So, what's to stop a large gathering of people with garbage bags from going down to the flea markets and cleaning them out the same way they did the stores? Or are double standards illegal?
@jayohen5918 5 aylar önce
Yes I agree it's a problem. But.. I myself use coupons and points like Extra bucks to buy items for a heavy discount. I don't resell what I buy but I wouldn't be surprised if there are some people in flea markets that does something similar. There are a community of extreme couponers so I wouldn't be surprised if some of them tried to resell anything they didn't need. Does kinda suck some people trying to make a living is being mixed with these scumbag criminals.
@Only1Dizzle 2 yıl önce
Retail theft is down, yet you've had to close 17 Walgreens in San Francisco and stores have limited hours due to theft. Make it make sense...smh
@BiancaZombie 2 yıl önce
@andydguitar absolutely
@coachfive9656 2 yıl önce
Sad to say but we need tougher laws . So people know there’s real consequences
@midnightmoon3230 2 yıl önce
@@coachfive9656 I agree. Chop fingers off like medieval times
@johnjones5354 2 yıl önce
@andydguitar Which will result in the delivery people being robbed.
@chucklindsay3909 11 aylar önce
I'm shocked to see security outside the front door as the perpetrator runs past him.
@E.a.Z.S.e.n.T 7 aylar önce
Yeah useless af top flight security
@lutherstark9573 5 aylar önce
I guess standing 5 feet from the doorway and staring like a statue doesn't stop shoplifting... who knew
@skyrimwarrior 2 yıl önce
I feel so sorry for the shop owners. Shutdown your stores and move to a red state and restart your businesses.
@elguapo3555 Yıl önce
I feel bad for small business owners, Not for the big corporations that fuck us over all the time
@victorm6176 Yıl önce
and they claim as respect as blm
@Kalibr85 5 aylar önce
If the fleamarket merchants can't produce legitimate proof of sales for the items they are selling, the merchandise should be confiscated and the merchant should be fined/jailed.
@jcm7814 5 aylar önce
Most definitely, these flea markets need to be regulated. I’m more convinced that people hve accepted this as the norm and no one really wants to change it.
@Mlogan11 2 yıl önce
Back in the old, old days historically you would request items at the counter and the owners would select and bag the items for you. They may be going back to that in the Bay area with all items behind a bullet proof plexiglass counter.
@fuckedupbody4194 2 yıl önce
Thanks man! Now everything is going to behind bars and 1" of bullet proof glass. What is this the prison commissary!?
@cm6995 2 yıl önce
With the amount of people nowadays.... What we really need are serious consequences for these people.
@equarg 2 yıl önce
We may have to go back to that in some way or form at this rate.
@TehGoldd Yıl önce
Back in the old, old days your job had meaning and you could afford to live
@SamSitar 3 aylar önce
Yes, we must do that.
@Jonathon10 2 aylar önce
Eventually, everything will be behind the counter, and you’ll have to walk in and ask for what you need and wait for it to be picked. Or online only.
@oceania2385 2 yıl önce
"Retail theft is down this year" Is that because 10 Walgrens are closed ?
@thebastardgift 2 yıl önce
If there weren't customers buying these stolen products the stealing would not exist.
@mathildaapril1175 2 yıl önce
Plus, anything less than $1000 doesn’t get prosecuted. So, it doesn’t count in the report.
@tomtwo8714 2 yıl önce
I don’t believe that statement for a second.
@rudder727 2 yıl önce
theft is also down because a lot of these stores don't bother to restock items. So there is not much left to grab.
@JimiGosu 5 aylar önce
Just an idea, but retailers could lock up their stores during business hours and handle it like a prison. Install a drawer at the door where customers put their money, which is then removed from the drawer and the product purchased is sent back in its place. Put a list on the wall or online of what they sell, so customers can still see what they can buy. It's terrible that such a suggestion is necessary, but it's the best option without moving to a place with less criminals.
@SamSitar 3 aylar önce
Ask stores in your area to implement that.
@JimiGosu 3 aylar önce
@@SamSitar If rampant theft was a problem in my area, I would. Fortunately, we don't have that problem. We don't have any outstanding problems.
@rd8370 4 aylar önce
I once accidentally left my wallet on a table around complete strangers I worked with in Saudi Arabia. I didn’t rush back to retrieve it since I knew it would still be there, and the people I was with were actually poor people from the poorest surrounding countries.
@sungkim742 11 aylar önce
And these people wonder why they have the bad reputation they do. Self accountability and holding others accountable creates good reputation. Hard work, high morals, and strive towards higher education is severely lacking in this population.
@mocheen4837 6 aylar önce
BLM reparations
@ismaelmendoza612 5 aylar önce
If that toothpaste he is showing for $6 dollars at target, and $2 at the flea market.., WHAT DO YOU EXPECTED!!?
@user-bz5io6ph8w 7 aylar önce
this is what happens when you let people steal without consequences.
@mattyc3287 8 aylar önce
And now the Walmarts, Aldi’s, Walgreens and other retail stores are closing in such areas. Who does this hurt? The people in the neighborhoods who actually shop and depend on these stores to get their goods.
@dominiquexo4772 5 aylar önce
Doesn’t hurt us lol 😂
@Whiteboytripping 2 yıl önce
Are we sure that cutting off hands 🙌 is “cruel and unusual punishment”? What if the hand was given back in a gift wrapped box?
It may send us back a thousand years to do that, but people are liking what you are saying
@@danbrownellfuzzy3010 I can’t believe I wrote that. I’m a real ahole before coffee, must’ve been the situation.
@mharris5047 Yıl önce
Oh, come on. Let's be charitable and start with cutting off fingers. They can have their hands but without fingers they are nearly useless.
@shanevanorder2644 11 aylar önce
Yes theives would think hard about it then cant b ball with no hands
@BattleZone45 5 aylar önce
CA just needs to veto the shoplifting law from 2014 and make these crimes be considered a burglary so they carry actual prison time.
@ginger6011 Yıl önce
Shopping will change due to this. You'll eventually only be able to see a picture of an item and buy it to be shipped to your home or picked up later. Personally, I'd like to see them lock stores down like a video game when someone robs a bank. Bars close windows and doors, alarms go off, everything locks. Hand-delivered to police in a locked little space.
@dkeith45 Yıl önce
What if stores in those areas install a wall to wall counter with bars on top and security drawers under the counter. Customers could walk in to get out of the weather, but would have to stand at the counter. Then ask a clerk to get the item they want. Which would be picked and brought to the counter by the clerk. Once the item was paid for, the clerk would put the item in the drawer under the counter and push it out to the customer. Problem solved.
@alwaysyouramanda 11 aylar önce
“The free market” was doomed from the start. Those really are people y’know. People from circumstances outside of your own. Maybe even outside of your own imagination. There’s a root cause and it’s not bad parenting- it’s rent, its 60 hour work weeks. It’s a Walmart moving in and destroying the mom and pop shop. It’s been getting worse and worse and did you know hedgefunds are buying up the homes now? Did you know McDonalds is a real estate investor? Society is being sucked dry and all anyone can do is point at the leaking water and condemn every drop. Well, the buckets have hit capacity! It’s flooding and we can’t keep it up!
@WhiteWolfos 10 aylar önce
If they did that normal people would not shop there because theft occurs everyday. Further more ppl voted to raise the felony charge for theft only if they caused 950$ in damages in SF area. The mayor isn't doing anything about it so people have screwed themselves there until they can change the law again. Theives that are caught are charged for 1st offense meaning they get let go with a warning.
@SamSitar 3 aylar önce
Yes I strong support that.
@MrEric2cu Aylar önce
"I have a dream they will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." So much for his dream.
@steelman86 4 aylar önce
Such a sad situation for these bay area stores! The thieves know if the theft is under a certain amount, they won't be charged with theft!!! At least arrest and charge these thieves so they will have a record for future convictions!!
@josephbarcebal2621 2 yıl önce
Can’t believe how they manage to walk away from stealing. This is truly disheartening.
@ann5986 Yıl önce
This is when you unite depending on how you look and not who you are. Smart people should protect smart people and condemn and dispose of garbage together, not the other way around. At the same time, those who buy from them are just as guilty.
@Machster10 2 yıl önce
Sad part is that many people depend on essential items from Walgreens such a prescription meds. Now their gone.
@annearly3200 3 aylar önce
1:05 The audacity of shoplifters getting upset when someone tries to stop them.
@winendesertrose 11 aylar önce
I often wonder about some of the eBay sellers even the claim not to accept anything that's stolen merchandise but that has to be untrue because how are these people getting hold of makeup and other cosmetic items to sell online? Will not be doing that anymore.
@keithbriggs7001 5 aylar önce
This shit happens 10 times a day here at my grocery store in Australia 🇦🇺 🤬
@SamSitar 3 aylar önce
Hire the shoplifter so they have money to spend on things they want.
@shondrajohnson6136 2 yıl önce
100% return on their “investment”. Why wouldn’t criminals steal things? They know they won’t get in trouble. Until something is done about theft this will keep happening.
@AnnSisuLiv 2 yıl önce
All stores should just close. Simple.
@tierrasmith5598 Yıl önce
Honestly, it's not even about ''criminals'' stealing things. This would entice even otherwise lawful citizens to take things they would normally pay for. I'm a broke college student and the idea of not being arrested for stealing would intrigue me too. Especially kids and teenagers.
That'd be infinity percent return
@dkeith45 Yıl önce
What puzzles me is why stores in those areas don't install a wall to wall counter with bars on top and security drawers under the counter. Customers could walk in to get out of the weather, but would have to stand at the counter. Then ask a clerk to get the item they want. Which would be picked and brought to the counter by the clerk. Once the item was paid for, the clerk would put the item in the drawer under the counter and push it out to the customer. Problem solved.
@goddamit911 2 yıl önce
This is what happens when you make a certain group feel like they have more power than others
@_RobBanks Yıl önce
@aceledio Yıl önce
@inaj27 Yıl önce
Entitlement on the other side of the fence
@tonycobb4416 Yıl önce
@carltiombo2872 2 yıl önce
"Retail theft is down this year." Obviously the chief is an at-will employee.
@CanabisRevolution 2 aylar önce
My whole life I’ve been playing by the rules and doing the right thing…all for nothing. I think it’s time to start stealing
@MrRar66 Yıl önce
The reporter does one heck of a job working through his stammer. Most people would give up, this guy powers through, I admire his grit.
@ChristianRaines4946 3 aylar önce
If shoplifters in my country would hit stores like that there would be undercover security guards on the floor, the store would most likely stop potential shoplifters from entering the store or even have uniformed guards in the store.
@natenate88 2 yıl önce
LOL how are these "schemes" getting "increasingly more sophisticated".. literally.. walk into a store, stuff duffle bags and walk out... very sophisticated. policies have made it ever so easy.
@thefuzzypickle8277 2 yıl önce
@@Ms_Sanchez01 you're cute
@cutwagman 2 yıl önce
Everything here is free, just take it, free flea market stuff, come get it folks,, jus take what you need.
@imnotabotrlyimnot 2 yıl önce
@@cutwagman That's what I was thinking, just get a large group together and take the obviously stolen stuff from the flea market criminals.
At 3:06 the chief said that retail theft is down this year. Wow, last year it must have been crazy. SF is unaffordable when a shell of a house goes for $900k
@jessicasmith5728 2 yıl önce
Wow, CA really is expensive! A large tube of toothpaste here in MD would sell for about $4. This stealing and selling items from the store is nothing new. There was a huge shoplifting and resell operation ran by one couple which was on an episode of American Greed. This couple in particular was stealing large merchandises such as toys, games and certain electronic devices. They usually lifted from stores like Target or Walmart and sold these things online.
Accountant here: The reason things are expensive is because the stores have to factor in stolen goods as an "expense". We then increase the cost by however much we estimate was stolen. People complain about the price and blame it for why people steal, but people stealing is in part why it's so expensive. They're not stealing from big corporations, they pass that expense on to the consumer. We pay for what they steal.
@RainyRunningRiver 2 yıl önce
This has always happened. When I was broke I use to go get deodorant and makeup because I knew it went right from RiteAid to the market. One time I bought a perfume set that still had the security string on it. Couldn't get it off!
@redheart3014 2 yıl önce
You're supporting this theft. I couldn't sleep at night. Some of us have morals.
@yesode4201 5 aylar önce
There’s no way this guy gets out and investigates any thing except his next meal at a all you can eat!
@beaniril8870 2 yıl önce
“Retail theft are down” bc no one has been arrested so there’s not gonna be any RECORD of theft on anything at all
@vinsonmccants1128 2 yıl önce
@dannyp1439 2 yıl önce
I thought they needed food to eat? You mean they’re selling it. That’s so crazy….
@THX-vb8yz 2 yıl önce
The mayor of SF: "We will continue to go after the perpetrators..." No you won't! You'll say it! You'll put forth a little bit of effort, but it won't change until it hits you mayor.
@israeliqueen153 5 aylar önce
Most of the items I've bought have store stickers on them. That doesn't make them stolen. My store said they are told to mark all the products using store labels.
@californianorma876 2 yıl önce
Heck, I was in the city on Wednesday and walked down Market Street. So many people had simply set up shop with either the items that they were given to eat for lunch or with this stuff. It's close to Mad Max without any traffic on Market. Closing Market to cars means there are so many fewer people there to witness, watch and make it safe.
@LadyDoe86 4 aylar önce
I can't believe it's been 2 years and nothing has been done about it 😳 its just got worse 😕
@HiL06912 2 yıl önce
And then people cry when everything in the stores are locked up. Or the store only puts out a couple of each item.
@Needsmoreflash 2 yıl önce
All items should be behind thick windows and you'll need to need to pay for the item first before it gets to you, like a vending machine. It's inconvenient to pay for every item individually but I think things would be better that way
@waiman7223 2 yıl önce
There a simply way, arrested the storelifters and go back to the good old days.
@latinsizer 11 aylar önce
I seen thieves get wrestled down outside the door, they sue the store and they win the case multiple times. It is a reason why many stores took out their loss prevention teams.
@patcannon1763 5 aylar önce
All stores should team up and sue the law maker.
@shawnbruce6934 5 aylar önce
This is like the scene in the Bible where Jesus would go into the "marketplace" and Whip the degenerates. Needs to happen again on a MASSIVE SCALE.
@MuvieMaMa 6 aylar önce
Once all these stores start closing its gonna be hell for people to pick up their perscription meds! 😢😢