Governor Newsom calls on mayors to ‘escalate’ after string of robberies

Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) has called on California mayors to “step up” after the looting and organized robbery that plagued the state last weekend.

“I’m not the mayor of California, but I have been, and I know when things like this happen, mayors have to escalate things,” Newsom said. She said Monday at the San Francisco Vaccine Clinic. This is not an indictment. This is not a cheap shot.”

Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, medical pharmacies, marijuana dispensaries and other retailers in the San Francisco area have been targeted with successive mob looting. Additionally, 80 thieves looted a location at Nordstrom 25 miles away Abroad in San Francisco and earned nearly $200,000 in merchandise.

At least four people robbed and stole $40,000 from Lululemon your location About 50 miles outside of San Francisco.

“If you come to San Francisco and commit crimes, there will be consequences,” said San Francisco District Attorney Chiesa Bowden, who faces an impeachment election next year.

“I stand in partnership with our local, regional, state and federal partners because we work together to do whatever it takes to keep you safe,” Bowden added.

Southern California was also affected by this series of robberies. In Los Angeles, at least 18 people broke into a Nordstrom location and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Newsom said:

We will be more aggressive in this space to help support cities and judge people. These people must be held accountable. We need to investigate these crimes. We need to dismantle these crime rings. We need to make an example of these people.

PlumpJack Wine & Spirits has been stolen from San Francisco-based Newsom at least four times since March 2020. Most recent Attempt It was in July.

Newsom announced an increased presence of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on the best shopping destinations during the holiday season. California lawmakers temporarily created a CHP task force to help high-crime areas in 2018, but the law expired at the beginning of 2021.

The California Republican Party blamed Newsom and his Democratic policies for the increase in thefts.

Gavin Newsom and California Democrats have made our state a much more dangerous place to live, work and raise a family. Their failed policies have very real consequences for hard-working Californians,” the party She said in the current situation.

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