Walgreens Closing Stores Over Shoplifting Fears 

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Some major retailers are concerned over what is being called “organized retail crime” where shoplifters are getting away with hundreds of dollars in goods with little repercussion. NBC News' Jacob Ward reports that the pharmacy giant Walgreens is now closing some stores in San Francisco due to the issue.
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@blainemitchell 2 yıl önce
This is insane. So they can just steal $949 worth of stuff and walk out the door with no one doing anything? I would close my doors too.
@rawx485 2 yıl önce
That is exactly correct. And it was our lawmakers who maxe it happen.
@jesa9876 2 yıl önce
Yes and they’ll be back tomorrow for another basketful.
@panchodelocho9503 2 yıl önce
im glad tbh walgreens is a leech
@iamjaychase1 2 yıl önce
I need a job. Pay me... I'll sit outside the door with a bat..
@mattm1725 2 yıl önce
What I find more disgusting than the thieves and opportunists taking advantage of these asinine laws are the people defending them and the mayor avoiding responsibility.
@mohamud60 2 yıl önce
Hey I a kid I didn't mind stealing due to parenting issues, but as a adult see it's wrong but that somehow STILL didn't stop security guards from accusing me once in a while 🤦🏾‍♂️
@agolftweetler3995 2 yıl önce
@@ccdogpark nope, still gonna be me, stable genius.
@agolftweetler3995 2 yıl önce
@@carlinbrumback8931 cUz HoMeLeSS DoNt ShOpLift iN RePuBLiCaN DiStRiCtS
@chicaddo 2 yıl önce
I don’t blame Walgreens and Target for closing stores there.
Freddie Jones Didn’t say they were
@hillerm 2 yıl önce
Freddie Jones Some people are blaming them. They’re calling it a crime against poverty.
@lindasue4237 2 yıl önce
Not good for the employees losing their employment. Messed up!
@hillerm 2 yıl önce
@@lindasue4237 It’s terrible for the employees but I don’t blame the company. If a business is being robbed so often that it isn’t viable, it has to be closed.
@lindasue4237 2 yıl önce
@@hillerm Agreed
@md9440 2 yıl önce
I like how this story makes it out like it's just normal that people steal and it's because of addiction. HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTIBLE NBC, make these people out to be what they are, CRIMINALS. My Walgreens are really nice, very little theft, low crime and guess what, I don't live in a big blue city...
@kfiscal01 2 yıl önce
@@davek1833 The truth is the truth, it hurts sometimes cupcake.
@ariaurre 2 yıl önce
@@kfiscal01 Yeah, what they said was true. To think that politics is as simple as "left bad, right good" is just denying reality.
@WAEVOICE 2 yıl önce
@@ariaurre It's more of a case of: Left = lenient Right = strict
@davesunhammer4218 2 yıl önce
Dude wants to blame Walgreens but wont come out and say it because he knows he is full of crap. You can't blame Walgreens if employees are to scared to work in stores that are continually robbed. That is a natural reaction to violence.
@roseroses7576 2 yıl önce
He just came out and said the stores being robbed blind were not the victims. No wonder that city is falling like a lead balloon.
@@laviebanale them deleting your comment is kinda like gaslighting. They foul for that. BTW come take a look at my content.
@Green1Chaos 2 yıl önce
It's sad that people are stealing from retail pharmacies like Walgreens. We're in a difficult time and local pharmacy's are needed to pickup medical supplies like allergy meds, diabetes meds.
@SunilRa0 2 yıl önce
@@Harley08 triggerd......... stay triggerd
@Harley08 2 yıl önce
@@SunilRa0 Triggered by what. Your intentions don’t work for everyone. 😂
@Green1Chaos Yıl önce
@@SunilRa0 come back when you have something logical to say. Shoplifting is no laughing matter or joke.
@iron_lion940 2 yıl önce
As a former employee I can testify that this is a pervasive problem pre-pandemic. The company provides little to no security, and the police aren't interested in petty theft. Repeat offenders were the norm, in part because the law was linient, and it was rare to go a shift without incident! Customers used to get annoyed when half the store's items were under lock and key but we had no choice.
Fright Night... 👻 you are silly.
@Lisa-ev6lw 2 yıl önce
It's not the police officers fault it's the government putting this pressure on the police 😡
@LilEshu808 2 yıl önce
Fright Night... 👻 I understand what your saying but that adds up over time. You give a inch they will want a Mike
@starburst23 2 yıl önce
It's amazing how much work you put into making sure actual thrives are portrayed as victims. In countries with better drug policies/justice systems, they recognize that addiction is an issue, they also recognize the actual *crime* involved. You go to treatment/rehab, it isn't optional, it's better for them and for everyone else. We need to get our s*** together in this country and recognize mandatory treatment isn't cruel and inhumane, giving out drugs and needles and keeping those gripped by hard drugs on their hard drugs just might be though. Detain them, treat them, and release them ONLY once it's clear the individual has recovered and poses no further threat, why is this rocket surgery, people need help not victimization.
@jeffbeck3777 2 yıl önce
Main problem with mandatory rehab-treatment is the has to want to change otherwise they will just go through the motions and then just go back to what they we doing when its over
@kkrampage Yıl önce
in November 2020, Walgreens paid a $4.5 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging that it stole wages from thousands of its employees in California between 2010 and 2017. The lawsuit alleged that Walgreens "rounded down employees' hours on their timecards, required employees to pass through security checks before and after their shift without compensating them for time worked, and failed to pay premium wages to employees who were denied legally required meal breaks."
@stevec404 2 yıl önce
It is not 'shoplifting' it is theft. We collectively have romanticized this crime, and continually push the thresholds upward before action is taken. Now a new wave of professional thieves, alone or in groups, have been stealing in ever increasing numbers and boldness. We give permission to this theft every time the thief is released with little to no consequences. Welcome to your own demise!
@itsjusrex 2 yıl önce
You’re right. Brazenly running out with merchandise is robbery
True. Welcome to your own demise
@sergeanthulka7528 2 yıl önce
ALL Dem cities. think about that fact
@luckysours8397 2 yıl önce
@@sergeanthulka7528 completely false
@cesarguevara9933 2 yıl önce
Things like this is what it comes to mind when people ask things like "How come we can have some of those nice shops, businesses and jobs in our community?" . Sadly some people cannot be given an the space or they will steal as much as they are allowed to. Sadly this last idea has been qualified as "Repression".
@garyxshorts 2 yıl önce
A few thieves can make life difficult for the store owner, the employees, and near by residents that rely on the store. What’s even more criminal is when caught then released the criminals will be right back at it.
@Vision-MileHigh 2 yıl önce
Blame your government.
@NazriB Yıl önce
Lies again? Investment Shoplifting
@hduww Yıl önce
@TracyAllenVideos 2 yıl önce
What a shame. And the crazy thing is it’s not always the poor people that steal stuff. I remember a few celebrities getting locked up for stealing just for the thrill of it. I wish they could maybe only allow two people in at a time or something… I don’t know😔
Those only thing poor about those people is their character.
@cooblur 2 yıl önce
No retail employee gets paid enough to deal with organize crime.
@FurthermoreJack 2 yıl önce
Yeah the $27 k per year , yeah right more like $22
@philipp3001 2 yıl önce
@@FurthermoreJack some even less working part time and jobs make it impossible for them to have a second job.
Especially when everybody is carrying a gun.
@michellemarie1197 2 yıl önce
They also make less than what the products are worth
@mein214 2 yıl önce
Even if they did , they would not mess with They will say wait for the police and by the the robber is gone. If people want to get paid fo the should get a degree or learn a trade and work all day.
@the1common1man 2 yıl önce
Way to go Walgreens, a great business decision!!
People are getting desperate and business are trying to survive the bad economy. I used to live in San Francisco for twenty plus years.
@jrmc530 2 yıl önce
@@ryanroberts1104 thanks to “blm” 😂
@guccisox2283 2 yıl önce
@@armandomontillero8379 lmao bad economy where their so much money to make especially in Cali !! Get money make money everyone hiring everywhere
@iamedyson 2 yıl önce
My parents taught me never to steal anything I haven't worked for, earned or deserved. I still honor that lesson.
@mr.gonzales3623 2 yıl önce
There will come a time when that lesson is no longer relevant. You will then have a tough choice to make
@lo-ficommie7988 2 yıl önce
Yes Walgreens the million dollar company that doesn't pay its employees well or pay its fair share in taxes and destroys small business around it is the victim here. Oh those poor ceos living in France or the Carmen Islands. OH no what can we do to help them? Oh man. What will I do if Walgreens leaves my city wow
@13Gangland 2 yıl önce
@@mr.gonzales3623 No, there won't. Morals will always be prevalent, even after the world is gone.
@lexroll2511 2 yıl önce
The changing of this law was all about fudging with the numbers. Felony crime goes down not because the actual acts decreased, but because of reclassification. It’s about conveying a positive spin on something that in reality hasn’t changed anything at best or increased criminal activity in general at worst.
@michaelbagley9116 2 yıl önce
This is actually an old problem. The fact is that media is part and parcel of this problem. I worked in a store that decided the theft rate was just enough icing on the cake to close the particular location. Walgreen and others are doing exactly what they should do Move on if the location is either unsafe or unprofitable. After all, they are a business working to make a profit.
@Greylan 2 yıl önce
@@Brett_S_420 Theft didn't just magically start after Trump was promoted to private citizen. Its always existed. The pandemic, shortages (which are a ripple effect from last years shut downs), etc are just contributing to more of it.
@candacebex4370 2 yıl önce
Exactly! It is Walgreens it is not a charity. And I understand it isn’t ideal but there are mail order pharmacies. And for the homeless, I doubt they were getting prescriptions filled at Walgreens anyway.
@hillerm 2 yıl önce
Looting stores doesn’t alleviate poverty, it creates poverty. Now 50+ people are going to be out of work and there’s going to be a reduction in services available to those areas.
@betterthanmost9549 2 yıl önce
@aceboog4546 2 yıl önce
On the contrary, given the high rate of opiate deaths among Karens and soccer moms, closing their legal source for easily obtaining the drugs might save lives.
@cudelsx 2 yıl önce
@@aceboog4546 whatever you have to say to make yourself feel better about objective statistical facts buddy
@jennamiles3366 2 yıl önce
@@aceboog4546 Yes, I can tell you're a decent person, aren't you? Hopefully someone you know won't OD and plz you can get that crap on the streets. You can thank the cartels for that, since we allow so many in this country. Killing many innocent kids too
@angelicjacobs9983 2 yıl önce
The criminals in the security videos should not have their privilege of having their fades blurred. 😤
@legosaurus1791 2 yıl önce
@@anonyD412 try harder
@cooblur 2 yıl önce
@@legosaurus1791 They’re all black my dude. The guy is speaking facts.
@SadTown99 2 yıl önce
Facts! And we should be informed which barber shop that shoddy work came from…
@Brand-us9uo 2 yıl önce
"Crime has been falling steadily for 20 years. So this is not exactly a crime wave." This is the problem. As far as the state and MSM are concerned, unreported or decriminalized crimes never happened at all. Their strategy for reducing crime statistics is to simply stop recording them.
@canicksmith6629 2 yıl önce
It seems like the cheapest solution, rather than address the issue.
It happened in my city too. My husband saw someone shoplifting at walgreens and alerted the employees. They told him they couldnt do anything. So the guys just took what he wanted and walked out without anyone chasing him
@jasonp1305 2 yıl önce
There is no reason this should not be resolved!! Having to shut down due to uncontrollable theft is beyond my comprehension!! I don not understand why they can’t stop it??
@Dinngg0 2 yıl önce
Good for the company! If the community wanted to keep stores they would do whatever it takes to stop the thieves, not justify them.
@camiblutube7116 2 yıl önce
I hate to hear this! Something needs to be done! It is like this in Walmart AND Menard's! They steal like crazy at these stores! Sad, just sad!
@carrienation6080 2 yıl önce
Being poor or rich, there's no excuse for a lack of morals.
@feliciabbrown719 2 yıl önce
What morals when you are hungry and need money or your an addict they don't have morals.
@nickanderson412 2 yıl önce
Say that once you've gone without a few meals
@johnruvolis874 2 yıl önce
I agree with you completely but you can see how a thief always tries to justify their actions.
@vg7985 2 yıl önce
john ruvolis everyone is justifying their actions. When our businesses owner refuses paying overtime- he has explanation. When company refuses to provide you any benefits- they have justification. Society starts rotting from the top. When your boss let you go because you're 50 now, then lower classes say - hey, I can grab those headache medications and resell it. Yes,it's legal to let you go, however moral code is still broken. When upper class scoundrels brake moral codes, lower classes go for crimes.
@middleguy1776 2 yıl önce
The mayor and city council are blaming Walgreens saying theft wasn't that bad. You can't make this up.
@benchildress4989 2 yıl önce
Just getting their repatriations
@benchildress4989 2 yıl önce
@@Ryan-my5lz really? So that makes it right to steal? You get fired so instead of stealing food and necessities you steal TVs??
@richardcogbill6791 2 yıl önce
@@Ryan-my5lz blaming the shoplifters on the vaccine and Biden is about the dumbest thing I ever heard.
@chriswright8074 2 yıl önce
@@Ryan-my5lz take the vaccine
@agentsuperargo5023 2 yıl önce
You know you have nothing to lose when you steal from a store, and go right outside to sell what you stole.🤔
@ryanroberts1104 2 yıl önce
Or you're in commifornia.
@heruone3249 2 yıl önce
@@ryanroberts1104 that’s boosting have nothing to do with a state
@doughesson 2 yıl önce
Will they call the police when the stuff they're selling gets stolen from them?
@hduww Yıl önce
​@@heruone3249 Has everything to do with the state
@PHMCVNA 2 aylar önce
This is wonderful news!!! Mom and Pop stores can return to the neighborhoods. People who patronize and support their own communities. Corporations can kick rocks. Power to the people, take advantage of this opportunity
@J3AD 2 yıl önce
don't blame Walgreens, blame the thieves that are getting more bold, ask them and they all say insurance will pay the stores, but that is now how it works, and now jobs being lost and stores closing and making it harder and harder for some parts of population to get what they need. seen folks walking out with whole duffel bag full of product and try to stop them and next thing your surrounded by folks coming in from outside and from all around, who are working with them.
@koguma.newyork1 2 yıl önce
I guess the country shut down hurt a lot of people.
@leok7193 2 yıl önce
@@koguma.newyork1 and a lot of those people never bothered to save or lived beyond their means. It doesn't excuse stealing, especially when we have the most job openings in history.
@carlchilders2154 2 yıl önce
Your starting to see the exact same thing in South Africa only on a larger scale.
@enriquegonzalez145 2 yıl önce
Blame the thief's and theywill pull the race card
@chipsndips6675 2 yıl önce
During this pandemic we have seen the true characters of this culture of people. It’s disgusting
@skytowergnome4664 2 yıl önce
Stores don’t stay open when they can’t make money. They don’t make money when people steal things.
@isitmeeTV 2 yıl önce
The insurance pays out more then what the items are worth. Its because of safety reasons for the employees paying customers.
@trendqiang3921 2 yıl önce
If the reason for the closure is due to the prevalence of online shopping/a shortage of raw materials for medicines, will there still be insurance claims? Will it cause more panic in chain convenience stores/pharmacies? The victim and the blamed are the 99%
@maxmadison5488 2 yıl önce
@@isitmeeTV No. First... insurance only pay a fraction of the damages. In certain areas, the stores can't even get insurance. Second....insurance RAISES the rates for the stores.
@JeanetteFaith 2 yıl önce
@@maxmadison5488 Criminals make it hard for everyone!!!
@overseer3072 2 yıl önce
BLM ✊🏿
@lookinforthe70s 2 yıl önce
That graph is very true. I've experienced it first hand. They ask people to do more and more on these jobs. And the pay doesn't go up. Even if it did, people still couldn't handle the work load these corporations keep putting on them. The staff gets smaller and smaller to do the same amount of work. Not to mention a lot of other basics these jobs neglect, training, proper functioning tools for the job, etc. What's frustrating is if the did things right, they would make a ton of money. They don't have to go to these measures. If you have a properly functioning business, you'll be making money hand over foot.
@ShirlBussman 2 yıl önce
I live in Illinois and I witnessed this happen as I was being checked out by the manager. A guy just came in the front door and ran to the pharmacy. Manager took after him telling me it happens all the time. This was pre-pandemic about 5 years (around) ago. We have one on almost every corner. I don't know if he was caught or not. It wasn't my usual Walgreens store. It does happen. 😡😡😡
@N.A525 2 yıl önce
And Unfortunately some people were never disciplined enough, to Not Steal.
@bethrichardson7335 2 yıl önce
I remember learning that many years ago grocery stores did not have aisles that customers would walk through. There was only a small area where the customers would stand and the bulk of a store was not accessible to customers. The shelves with products were only accessible to employees and not to customers. The customers would hand their grocery list to one of the clerks, the clerk would go in the back room and gather together the groceries that customer wanted. Having a store modeled like that sounds better than no store at all.
@ryanroberts1104 2 yıl önce
LOL! You actually think that is possible in the modern world? It used to work like that because there were only 1000 people in the town and only about 100 different things you could buy at the store. If you tried that today the line would be wrapped around the block!
@fuzzypanda1684 2 yıl önce
Good on NBC for reporting this. Most outlets blame anything but the shoplifters for so many stores suddenly closing. Credit where it's due.
@caliken8152 2 yıl önce
Fears? They're tired of losing revenue. It's a good business move, actually.
@jimziemer474 2 yıl önce
There is no reason to remain open.
@jasonp1305 2 yıl önce
There is no reason this should not be resolved!! Having to shut down due to uncontrollable theft is beyond my comprehension!! I don not understand why they can’t stop it??
@jasonp1305 2 yıl önce
@Ownerthekpwner I do understand, I just don’t, we are the United States of American, but all of a sudden being ran like a third would country
@ewestchester2991 2 yıl önce
@@jasonp1305 Not to be political here but those are just ONE of the many consequences after having the type of presidency we had the last four years. Elections matters, sadly. And we’ll be paying the price of that 2016 election in many ways for couple of years if not decades. God help us 🙏
@josefg8017 2 yıl önce
Exactly! Who would earn money when your products are already STOLEN?
I’ve watched it happen in San Diego at a CVS. All the cashier loudly said was “hay do you want to pay for that?” Young man with an arm full of stuff didn’t even look up or say anything he just walked out of the door eating something.
@pic5637 2 yıl önce
The California governor should stop trying to pass laws about gender neutral toy aisles, and start passing laws to help keep people safe from thieves in his state.
@incipidsigninsetup 2 yıl önce
Theft is a by product of economic issues. It always has been. None of these thieves make enough money off of resales to their dealers or on the street to make ends meet past a month, so it's knowingly unsustainable. This is just the beginning. Robotics and AI will make low skill labor difficult to come by. Inflation is stripping the buying potential from the dollar. We're entering a renters state where a large portion of families can't afford homes and the ones that can are competing with corporations and hedge funds that are willing to settle in cash. This isn't about Democrats or Republicans. This is about how capatalism is a broken system. The pandemic made that reality crystal clear to pretty much everyone.
@34thstreetman 2 yıl önce
Support small businesses.
@34thstreetman 2 yıl önce
@Carlos Blandino Remind people about the importance of supporting small businesses.
@Bigmommafluffy 2 yıl önce
@@North_Bound The pandemic showed these big corporations that they can lower their employees hours, and work a skeleton crew. The theft is because employees are understaffed, underpaid, and over worked.
@jonsmith7659 2 yıl önce
A loophole for crime needs to be closed right away. You can’t allow a crime just because it’s below an arbitrary threshold. Stealing is stealing.
@MrNeilTV 2 yıl önce
I managed a store here in Houston and I can’t even tell you how many people would steal but come in looking like friends, then one distracts sales associate and tries to get them all over the place and flustered. Next thing you know the others would run out some times with full racks of clothes. Needless to say I now own my own my clothing brand….e-commerce only lol. Working retail ruined my dream of ever owning a boutique.
@joshmark277 2 yıl önce
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@solarguy1702 2 yıl önce
When I was 8 years old, I stole a bottle of Elmer's glue at 29¢. I did it on a dare. 68 now and still feel guilty.
@kathleenann631 2 yıl önce
Yes, i remember those days--gone, i guess. Unfortunately the honest have become "sitting ducks." Landslides never slide back up and desperate pepole do desperate things, irregardless of what brought them to desperation (even in the land of plenty). Now, honesty only lives in the land that time forgot; making our collective future up to us.
@NANA-su5ql 2 yıl önce
I stole a key that wasn't cut to shape yet at 5, almost got away with it too lmao, I wanted it cause it had smily faces on it
@@NANA-su5ql Done that once when I was a kid. Few years afterwards, went to the store and gave the cashier some money and left.
@whatabouttheearth 2 yıl önce
It all depends on who you stole it from. There is a huge difference between stealing from a huge corporation, a mom and pop shop or an individual. I don't really care is mega corporations get robbed. I care if the regular people and workers get robbed. The initial theft was the rich robbing and exploiting the poor for centuries, not the poor robbing the rich and corporations, that's just residual. See it clearly.
@13mrservon 2 yıl önce
Love how NBC passive aggressively (and subtlety) spins it so it justifies the lawlessness and supports the criminals. This crime doesn't happen in our state.
@justinfowler2857 2 yıl önce
Service merchandise had it right. There was 1 usually fake product on the floor. You took a tag and the item was sent from the warehouse to the front via conveyor belt. Limited to no shoplifting.
@kirbywaite1586 2 yıl önce
I loved those stores.. Sadly they went belly up.
Some things people need to understand about Retail Fraud: 1: "Stealing a little bit won't hurt a big company." You're right, it won't. But, you know how if you put change in a jar, eventually you get like a thousand dollars worth of coins. Yeah, if people steal a little bit everywhere it will add up just like that. 2. Employee safety. Look, these people are either homeless or pure criminals and sometimes your everyday folk. Both of them have a high chance of attacking a employee who tries to stop them. (Or they perceive as trying to stop them) The Homeless have nothing to lose, but a bunch to gain by shoplifting. They either get what they need or get a bed to sleep on in jail. The average "person" has their personal life to lose if they get caught. The criminal has their operation to lose if they get caught. Going off of this, if an employee gets injured/killed by a shoplifter guess who gets sued? The employer, it has happened, and it can happen again. 3: Shoplifting is not a case of, "Big Business vs. Someone who is trying to survive" It's not that. Watch what they steal, its not food. It's clothing, pills, makeup, power tools, even generators. Those won't feed you, what they will do is net you a pretty penny that can make up a nice car payment, or small amount of drugs, or an Xbox (Or playstation) It's not to survive, stop lieing to yourself. 4: If you haven't worked retail, you won't understand how frustrating it is to see someone basically say, "Screw you, I'm taking your the stuff you worked so hard to set up and not even gonna pay for it." 5: Retail Fraud is NOT a victimless crime. It's the common consumer that is the victim. Look at it like this, Store has 50 items in stock. Store puts it on sale and some folks who are on a tight budget are able to get it. Now someone comes along and steals 25 of them. Store lost money on all those, so they decide to not reduce the price. Now the are down to 10, and since they are clearly in demand, they raise to price on the last few to make more money. In addition, since the system still thinks those 25 items are there, corporate doesn't see the need to send more as urgently as they should. And people trying to make ends meet are screwed out of something they need cause either A: It's too expensive or B: They don't have it. Don't be romanticizing crime unless you yourself have been a victim of it, and at that point, you won't think very highly of it.
@happity 2 yıl önce
Great elaboration
@__-fl3yt 2 yıl önce
Adding to this will be all the jobs lost and the services this stores offer to the communities.
@whatabouttheearth 2 yıl önce
The homeless have nothing to loose. That's not true, you can loose what few possessions you have left and your freedom. I was homeless and San Francisco was one of the many places I've been homeless all across the country. Homeless are not more likely to attack people, the very assertion shows that you are naive about some things. And this is more organized generally. These cats ain't homeless, this is partially due to an increase in anti big corporate sentiments, and partially for normal crime reasons. These are thieve GANGS. That being said, I could care less if mega corporations get robbed, there are other things to worry about, and the rich have robbed the lower classes for centuries. If everyone person A hits you, you hit person B, is person A responsible for you hitting person B? No, you are.
@@whatabouttheearth Never said it was the homeless exclusively. And have encountered homeless stealing as a ride-along. The deputy offered to pay for what they stole in return for them never returning to the property, they told the deputy they would rather go to jail. When I asked why, he responded that he needed some place to stay warm. (Michigan, Mid-November) Every homeless person has a story, not all are the same as yours.
@ocsrc 2 yıl önce
@OldLady-um9kt 2 yıl önce
When people believe they are above the law a recurring theme in our country escalates especially when it seems like there's no consequences. When those leaders seem to get away with breaking the laws then it opens up the country for crime.
@kevinc8955 10 aylar önce
Today a year later and Walgreens is now stating they may have exaggerated the shoplifting epidemic since none of the actual end of year numbers are adding up to the problem they were reporting early in the year. Shocker.
@TASconfidential 2 yıl önce
If I owned Walgreens, I’d shut these locations down too.
@raerae1956 2 yıl önce
... Why not hire one bodyguard who gets paid more than the employees?
@really5453 2 yıl önce
@Ownerthekpwner oh really? Do you suggest tax money from all the people out of work are going to pay for it?
@jeffb8562 2 yıl önce
@@really5453 you mean tax money from all the people that don’t want to work. About every factory and corporation is hiring right now.
@roscoroo8063 2 yıl önce
How do you guys turn “stores closing due to shop lifting” into “retail workers don’t make enough” and “it’s really not that bad social media makes it look bad”
@sickofcrap8992 2 yıl önce
@@MrJohnner33 "really, really liberal," in SF and Kalifornication in general? Really?! What was your first clue?
@forevergone3637 2 yıl önce
Did you not watch the video?
@elkillerx 2 yıl önce
Because it's MSNBC...
@annabelleecho8056 2 yıl önce
At least 10 years ago in a Downtown Chicago Walgreens witnessing shoplifting in progress I ran to the front of store and yelled to the clerk, “My ex-husband is stealing all the Caress Body Lotion!” So accustomed the clerk simply responded, “Again...”
@sjohn5779 2 yıl önce
When I use to work for rite aid, the manager had me tackling people to get the stuff back and I was a regular worker making minimum wage. I don't feel bad for this billion dollar company. TAKE WHAT YOU CAN, GIVE NOTHING BACK
@garyjones9023 2 yıl önce
So if you steal "only" $949 worth of merchandise per person, that is a misdemeanor and SFPD won't make an arrest? So 10 shoplifters walk in and each grabs $900 each, so the store loses $9000 and SFPD won't do anything? No store can withstand those type of losses very many times. If you want stores for the community, then you have to protect the stores, not leave them wide open to unending looting.
@varangianwolf6128 2 yıl önce
I think btw $50-$100 how much can u carry !!!!
@saiyedakhtar3931 2 yıl önce
@@varangianwolf6128 not if you go for the high end goods or medicines
@mikebrown8937 2 yıl önce
@vertwo.d8169 2 yıl önce
Lol you can see them walking out with duffle bags I think it’s possible
@varsityathlete9927 2 yıl önce
solution is to make everything in the shop 950 dollar price. no theft then
@chilloften 2 yıl önce
Good for them! I don’t blame them, although I’d miss them. I’m thankful to have stores around me. Some people have no respect, no care, no morals, no values. It’s sad.
@gameofyou1 2 yıl önce
Blaming companies because city allows legalized theft. You can’t make this stuff up.
@Sixstringman 2 yıl önce
America doesnt do news anymore. We do pravda.
@ktsig287 2 yıl önce
Lol but the companies penalize their workers for losses so often. It sucks. I've had friends get fired for confronting thieves when I worked at a highly targeted store. One employee was bitten by a thief and got Hep C and was given nothing from the company because he tried to stop it. But we would also get fired if there was too much theft. It was a lose lose and absolutely abysmal situation. So glad I'm out of that but feel awful for people who have to cope with it.
Allows legalized? 🤣
@agolftweetler3995 2 yıl önce
@@johnleff7119 'The shortages we hear about aren't my only caused by shipping issues, this plays a big role...' - the moment people started sneering at you on Thanksgiving, dear God you're a lunatic. 😂 🤣
@mariahernandez344 2 yıl önce
A social worker said one day...when in CA residents do not have money...chain stores and others who show money will suffer the consequences. That's exactly what we are seeing...families living under bridges, unable to pay a doctor, a dentist, most important food while their owners are going to space for a joy ride. Now you know why corruption exists in Mexico and other poor countries.
@twilajohnson2313 2 yıl önce
How are folks walking out with nearly $1000 of stolen goods when I get accused of stealing while I’m paying or trying to walk out with the receipt in my hand?
@jlam3927 2 yıl önce
So it's the store's fault?
@rds990 2 yıl önce
News flash...You cannot be accused of stealing while still in the store paying. Anyone knows you have to be outside.
@@jlam3927 yes. They hassle shoppers but just watch thieves walk away. A lot like cops. They are great at writing traffic tickets but not so great on patrolling.
@jamesphillips5073 2 yıl önce
Stores that are unprofitable must be closed. There's really no alternative. And that makes life much harder for nearby residents who don't own cars.
@SMS9155 2 yıl önce
These thugs are making it hard and hard for people that live in these communities to get what they need. If you know of someone that has taken part in these thefts you should turn them in immediately. I would also like to see WalGreen's offer a reward to people who turn in shoplifters that are prosecuted.
@livechild212 Yıl önce
Good for you Walgreens. 👏🏻
@chuckery5177 2 yıl önce
Walgreens had money to at least try to stay and they did try. Imagine the small businesses who don’t have the money and can’t stay.
@feliciabbrown719 2 yıl önce
@varsityathlete9927 2 yıl önce
@@Ryan-my5lz this was happening before that. the crime wave. covid definitely increase problems so i agre with you on that.
@terrabranford9253 2 yıl önce
There are so many people who rely on Walgreens and other drug stores for their medication, most of them elderly! There's also a tons of people who need those jobs too. The laws need to change, the criminals need to be arrested, and the wages for these jobs need to go up!
@beowolf842 2 yıl önce
I have yet to hear about a Ma and Pa pharmacy getting robbed like this. I'm not entirely opposed to having a mega huge pharmacy closing. I couldn't be happier when our residents forced Walmart to leave the town because the Ma and Pa shops were cheaper.
@eowingfield 2 yıl önce
Ma and Pa cannot absorb that loss like a huge chain can. It's way worse for them, and products cost them more because they don't have the buying power a large chain does.
Oh sure leave it to the “expert” to blame everyone EXCEPT the actual criminals. What is with people coddling criminals?
@rdean150 2 yıl önce
I feel sorry for whatever retailers these thieves are going to turn to once the pharmacies have packed up and left.
@ericeandco 2 yıl önce
It’s a legitimate fear. Shoplifting is rampant and has been for too long. The legal system these days is a joke. Criminal and special interest groups have wrecked this country.
@nonamegame9857 2 yıl önce
Not just that but crimes such as this cost all of us. Stores in their budgets, actually have to budget in the price of shoplifting which results in higher prices across the board. Not just that, I think that a lot of people simply do not have a conscience anymore. More proof that some people simply want to live in anarchy.
@trvman1 2 yıl önce
Some Walmart can lose 1 million a year in shop lifting, if not more. It's funny, where I live the guy at the Kroger's who works there has someone call the cops and chases out after them. The cops often get there before they can leave the parking lot and arrest them. He doesn't care about his safety, he hates shoplifters :)
@nonamegame9857 2 yıl önce
@@trvman1 it also depends on the state. I remember growing up in Michigan to where I knew a female klepto. She would steal stores blind because at the time in Michigan, even if they knew somebody was walking out the door with stolen merchandise, no store employee could touch them once they went through the doors and they also were not allowed by law to drag them back into the store against their will so it was like a catch-22 for the store. This was back in the seventies so maybe by now they have changed that law in order to take out that loophole.
@patrickkenyon2326 2 yıl önce
@@nonamegame9857 Thats what Security Officers are for.
@nonamegame9857 2 yıl önce
@@patrickkenyon2326 and what if those security officers have friends? I can let you in and out and it's not going to cost you a penny. You're not thinking about corruption.
@Reeluniquechannel 2 yıl önce
You hit the nail on the head. The rich have gotten greedy and forgotten who made their wealth possible. Higher wages and more time with family for all workers is a must. Although I don’t condone theft that’s not the answer.
@jackdonovan554 2 yıl önce
The looters profitted and the communities lost convenient access to healthcare items and prescriptions. Sorry to the sick and elderly. Any community that allows this to happen isn't one I'd want to live in.
@dragonrider9051 2 yıl önce
Sad thing is the store mangers and employees have to deal with the heavy loss, the district manager's will still get their bonus payouts.
@juarezbenmindset 2 yıl önce
If you haven’t been to San Francisco lately you’ll see that homelessness has skyrocketed. It’s insane!
@MASTEROFEVIL 2 yıl önce
Just like the rest of California
@jaynestag95 2 yıl önce
Since the streets of San Francisco, I fell in love with it.😊 from Wales In Britain.👋
@luckysours8397 2 yıl önce
Just like all of USA
@emilie6466 2 yıl önce
Can confirm. So is homeless related crimes
@Ryan-my5lz 2 yıl önce
I went to San Francisco about a year ago. It was absolutely filthy. Tons of trash in the streets, tons of homeless people everywhere. Just dirty and gross. Also unbelievably expensive and the customer service sucked. I was so happy when I left San Francisco and went back home.
@im7224 2 yıl önce
The threshhold for theft should be exactly $0 and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent!
@JerichoCasio 2 yıl önce
When you can't do anything to protect your own property what deterrence does anyone have from taking it from you? Some of these stores should have a remote lock to the front door if they catch others shoplifting. Detain them or do w/e they need to.
@candacedawn357 2 yıl önce
Would you want to retain them if they're armed? It puts the employees in a potentially dangerous situation!
@JerichoCasio 2 yıl önce
@@candacedawn357 if someone is knowingly armed that would probably be another situation. Sorry I was thinking more of kids or non threatening looking individuals as far as a lockdown goes. The majority of people who steal are not very interested in escalating a petty crime into a federal one. That or if they are comfortable with it allow them to arm themselves.
@JerichoCasio 2 yıl önce
@@PhoenixAscending of course I am not referencing the more extreme situations. and if they don't want to do it they are not obligated to do anything. But it is ridiculous how strict laws are against defending your own property from looters in this country. No employee should be told to defend a store unless it is their choice to do so. In the other hand if a store owner wants to detain a looter who is actively holding their property they should every right to do so. If that looter then becomes violent that owner should have the right to end the threat on the spot. Followed by proper legal investigations of course.
@ccdogpark 2 yıl önce
We are rapidly entering an era when retail sales are going to end and everyone is going to have to buy EVERYTHING they need online. Malls are already closing all over the country because of theft, the cost of maintaining a security force and idle teenagers hanging around and becoming a nuisance to genuine shoppers. All retail stores are going to follow them at some point. I sometimes wonder if Jeff Bezos foresaw all this before anyone else or if he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I hope some other business becomes an internet retail giant to rival Amazon, so they wont have a online retail monopoly moving forward. And hopefully the Republicans will nominate someone who isn't a useless POS in 2024.
@lark3414 2 yıl önce
Walgreens has the no confrontation policy. They need to invest in security like Walmart and you get in trouble for not reporting theft as an employee. Walmart will tackle people who want to steal
@md9440 2 yıl önce
Not in those states, they'll get sued... seriously.
@randys6220 2 yıl önce
The problem is if you get in a scuffle with someone they could have a knife on them and then you get stabbed in the throat. Alternatively the person you are trying to stop falls and hits their head and then a lawsuit is coming. Not worth the risk either way for a low paying job.
@whatabouttheearth 2 yıl önce
Not true. I was a train hopping hobo for years and we occasionally went to Wal Marts all over the country to refill water, charge our phones or get supplies and I have many times heard security say they can't do anything unless they see the theft and even then "I don't get paid enough to chase someone through the parking lot if I ain't seen it" was common for Wal Mart security to say while chilling in the smoking area.
@whatabouttheearth 2 yıl önce
@@md9440 Its not about states, you really have no idea what you are talking about
@zikemdg 2 yıl önce
The actions of a few always hurt everyone else.
@ldchappell1 2 yıl önce
I live in San Francisco and shop at Walgreens almost every day. Walgreens just shut down the store they had on Market and Van Ness because of rampant shoplifting. Now I use the Walgreens on 9th and Market and they're barely hanging on. Not only because of shoplifting but also vandalism. Just within this year vandals have smashed six 9' x 7' windows. Things were so bad that the SFPD placed two officers in the store for a couple of weeks. Now the store has 3 brawny security guards but people are still shoplifting. Some guy yesterday was caught stealing about a dozen containers of Jello with fruit cocktail in it and when he got caught he started throwing them at the security guards and cashiers. Last week a transexual stole about 30 cosmetic items. Lipsticks, eyelashes, makeup cases. So much stuff that everything fell on the floor with a loud crash as this person was walking out the door.
@nathanbentz 2 yıl önce
Gotta love how at the end they try putting the blame on Walgreens for closing. Even just saying that these are places that are now "left without a pharmacy." The people in those places didnt really treat it like they wanted to keep it.
@bataremerson1970 2 yıl önce
When a person is arrested over and over, slapped on the hand and let go they will keep doing this and more will join.
@paulsuprono7225 2 yıl önce
@paulsuprono7225 2 yıl önce
. . . . steal in cheap amounts (less than $900)
@sleepnomore6065 2 yıl önce
Repeat offenders need intervention, real consequences, & rehabilitation
@zackbodeau3166 2 yıl önce
Where is the people that truthfully know more than one person that can confirm this. Anyone can make a video. Only media can publish it.
@rexe3139 2 yıl önce
That’s Chicago right now because of Kim foxx and Lori Lightfoot.
@tdadp 2 yıl önce
I love how the gentleman talks about the gap between the haves and have Nots. Let’s sit there and think about that for a moment that neighborhood had it mind you he sucked but it’s a living take into account the crime has raised in the city despite what the numbers show. Factor in it doesn’t pay for that store location to be open when is hundreds of thousand dollars a month form Petty Theft and you have the answer right their . It not about the haves & have nots . It about the neighborhood itself who suffer because the actions of others . Who now put a burden on those who need to travel further to get medications.
@laurabook9492 2 yıl önce
@trancendental5373 2 yıl önce
He's saying it's getting better for those on top and worse for those at bottom. Living is a poor area and losing your pharmacy is poor getting poorer. He's right. How is that controversial?
@dr.benway7880 2 yıl önce
Excellent job performance of the lawmakers and prosecutors. Really commendable. Neighborhoods go downhill fast when it gets so bad the stores leave. Now old people/poor people get to take excursions involving multiple busses/trains to travel 45 minutes to buy medicine or normally priced food. Their world narrows down, and the things these government people enjoy as a matter of course, move into the realm of the unobtainable. But hey, theft prosecutions are wayyyy down.
@starbrand3726 2 yıl önce
I'd like to know where this reporter got the numbers for the "average retail" salary? He said it was $27,000 per year. Where? Since most retail companies are NOT paying a living $15.00 per hr wage, that $27,000 could only be achieved through full time work. That would be approximately $13.00 per hr at 40 hours per week. And for anyone who actually works retail, they already know that companies DON'T want to have workers at full time so the don't have to offer them benefits. A more realistic yearly salary estimate should have been around $21,000. And even this is generous.
@redneckhippiefreak 2 yıl önce
Averages are averages. You have to include the salary people AND the Regional managers too.. Thus, the "Average" part. XD.
@starbrand3726 2 yıl önce
@@redneckhippiefreak I see your point, but including manager's salaries in the mix gives an unfair impression of how much real retail workers earn. Yes, I understand that retail managers are retail workers, but it is grossly unfair to lump my manager's $110,000 a year salary together with my $21,000.
@redneckhippiefreak 2 yıl önce
@@starbrand3726 Yeah, I looked a little deeper..From what I gather, The average is based on the Store employees from entry to franchise manager. Seems to focus on Walmart type outlets too. As with all tyhese statistics it takes a second look sometimes. XP So its possible the average is Not including the additions of the District/regional/upper managements salary . The difference from Base entry to manager is for sure wide for the higher end and shops but the majority of Mom'n Pops type establishments make up for a Much larger cut in the averaging of the wages as those are set by the given areas wages and not a National Cooperation. . Its definitely more complex than I first thought. . That $7k diff.., seems kinds conservative in my opinion but, It seems Im not versed on the Modern retail game either. XD.
I would say 17,000 on average.
@starbrand3726 2 yıl önce
@@monsignorerasmus.6441 Yes, that's a good realistic figure. And that's only if the retail business gives steady hours. Most of these businesses give fluctuating hours.
@ccjohncc1 2 yıl önce
The causes are multiple. A perfect storm of less people going to church. Greed by corporate shareholders and ceo's, rising addiction from desperate who were raised in poor homes . And what makes it crazy is much of it can be avoided because the few companies that do pay higher wages and have more incentive programs actually do better and stay in business and even thrive through slow times.
@ShlisaShell 2 yıl önce
I hope the Walgreens in the Bay Area have a delivery option. This was going on when I was last out there in 2005.
@blackflyingfox3365 2 yıl önce
This is what causes food deserts and why grocery stores won't open there.
@tdadp 2 yıl önce
You hit the main on the head and the one grocery store that is their is known for not playing that they don’t call the cops the call for a ambulance especially if a mom and pops store in the neighborhood.
Where do you think these "fine people" will shoplift next? Coming to a town near you...
@oliviacaban3854 2 yıl önce
Yes indeed
@godwantsplastic 2 yıl önce
Can’t you just close the front end and leave rx drive through open? Order/pay online and pickup at the front door? Walgreens has those huge vestibules, convert them into some kind of secure pickup area; scan ID/Walgreens card and enter order # to get into first door, hand off products to customer and have an armed guard escort them to their car. No longer having to deal directly with the public will bring in more employees and customers would feel safer not having to shop with dangerous criminals all over the stores.
@rawx485 2 yıl önce
No. It would be a hassle to most customers, completely eliminate quick service and drive people to hit a CVS or Rite Aid instead. But at least your trying, so thanks for that.
@godwantsplastic 2 yıl önce
@@rawx485 where do you shop that you get fast service? Every time I go to Walgreens or cvs they have that one cashier running the entire store… I suspect you want to keep it the way it is for other reasons???
@ryanroberts1104 2 yıl önce
This would *COMPLETELY* violate their business model. They only get customers because people need to go there to buy prescriptions. In order to do that, you have to walk to the farthest back corner of the store, so you walk by EVERYTHING and buy something else on your way out. Do you think it's just a coincidence the pharmacy is always in the back farthest corner from the door? Without this there is literally no reason what so ever for Walgreens to exist. It's like the convenient store at a gas station, both are critical to a running business. Walgreens has bad prices and bad service, nobody would go there if they didn't need some pills.
@godwantsplastic 2 yıl önce
@@ryanroberts1104 I actually know a lot about Walgreens and how they do their business. I know that they sell milk at a loss for the same reason as the rx is in the back. You’re imagining that everyone shops at Walgreens for the same reasons you do. You’re also forgetting about drive through rx. Walgreens does an insane amount of business in photo. Their sale prices are good enough to keep people buying their commodities like paper goods and groceries. They’re also an industry leader in cosmetics. Personally I don’t go there unless I absolutely have to but I know that there’s a lot of people who actually like shopping there. Fwiw my ideas aren’t even directed at most Walgreens just the ones suffering from catastrophic theft. I offered some ideas as an alternative to shutting stores. So in a nutshell you argued against something that’s not even on the table and you brought little more than your own anecdotal ideations.
@TASconfidential 2 yıl önce
Another suggested solution. Have a registration system, where you can’t come in unless you schedule entry through the store’s app. And the stores’ doors are locked to anyone who isn’t registered.
@kaiaballobey4239 3 aylar önce
It’s a good thing Target and Walgreens are closing their doors in certain area. People are able to walk into these stores to take what they want and walk out. The business are losing revenue when shoplifting happens. Start criminalizing shoplifting and hold these people accountable for their actions. This is why I left retail for good.
@thcollect3544 2 yıl önce
Blame the community for not managing their people. Workers don't get pay enough to see and manage these kind of act. Simple as that. 💯
@QueenCoCoaMocha 2 yıl önce
The Walgreens near me treated me horrible a couple of times I had to call corporate - I use CVS 🙃
@highlightmania9956 2 yıl önce
CVS really cares about you.
@razz4taz 2 yıl önce
It's because everyone is afraid of being sued for doing something wrong
@KirkLee1983 2 yıl önce
They couldnt afford a lawyer
@bagelchips3213 2 yıl önce
No. They're afraid of getting hurt if they try to stop them. Also, the store does not cover them for any security injuries. The workers are told to just let them steal
@AspiePilo82 2 yıl önce
u mean for doing something right.
@jakedoe1302 2 yıl önce
I think you mean they'd be afraid to get sued for doing something right security guard does his job stops criminal next he sued
@yoshimills9814 2 yıl önce
Chile by! They don't get paid enough to involve themselves in this mess.
@QueenAllero 2 yıl önce
I used to work for loss prevention in CA, and even though I have the cops a plate number they never did anything. So it isn’t the law In my opinion
@RuckRuRaggie 2 yıl önce
Question is, what other entities are going to follow suit into these closures? Walgreens is not the only ones getting robbed. I feel that the closing of stores will push thieves into nicer neighborhoods. Cali has it's priorities in the wrong places and will sink Cali into an abyss AF lawlessness...
@zoozagt5 2 yıl önce
Kinda reminds me of the movie, the Purge where lawlessness is allowed
@brettsfav4 2 yıl önce
I’m shocked. Walgreens does an exceptional job of profiling me when I go in there so why can’t they prevent this from happening? 😏🙄
@lorettagallagher 2 yıl önce
Unbelievable and Sad. Hate to say it but once that merchandise hits the streets, some of the deals are too good to pass up maybe I have purchased items that were lifted. The swap meets have really good deals lately.
@pa1060 2 yıl önce
I saw this guy walk out with 8 cases of beer from a Walgreens. I counted them. I thought initially Candid Camera and put on a little gloss just in case I was about to be on some TV show. Then the cashier looked at me asking did I see that. The workers saw it and didn't intervene. I couldn't blame them. For someone to be that bold am pretty sure he would have retaliated in some way.
@L.Spencer 2 yıl önce
And people would rather steal than work, especially if there's no consequences.
@whoishim2998 2 yıl önce
@@ModernGeekReview lol what I’ve stole before but I’ve never been arrested so that already negates whatever you mean also realize that almost half the World has stolen something before
@niclasnyberg4173 2 yıl önce
@@ModernGeekReview I'm having a little trouble understanding all of your comment but did you say that people who steal should be locked up forever? Isn't that sorta extreme for theft?
@niclasnyberg4173 2 yıl önce
@@ModernGeekReview yeah, every one prohibits theft but only extreme countries do stuff like chop off hands or or execute thieves. A life sentence is pretty much up there with those. I can understand like ten or twenty years depending on the crimes and prior record. Prisons are already overcrowded.
@jlynnd1616 2 yıl önce
The one I used to go to in Springfield Missouri, 1 day i was standing in A-line waiting to check out and the cashier was nowhere's to be found. 2 people just brazenly walked right out with several things in their hands right in front of all of us. When the cashier walked up i said you know you just watched merchandise walk right out the door right? This chick actually said to me "nobody asked you to be the door monitor".
@sunflowerdisabilty 2 yıl önce
When ppl steal like this, the price of everything goes up because of security, insurance prices. So it hurts the common person who just needs to survive. If crooks are that smart, why not do normal good biz things? People need to be back in church.🙏🏼
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