Target announced it has significantly reduced the hours of operation at all of its locations in the San Francisco area due to a surge in thefts and crime. Stores will only remain open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
It’s due to “a significant and alarming rise in theft and security incidents,” spokesperson Brian Harper-Tibaldo told SFGate.com. “For more than a month, we’ve been experiencing a significant and alarming rise in theft and security incidents at our San Francisco stores, similar to reports from other retailers in the area.”
A number of retailers have been struggling to remain open during an epidemic of shoplifting and looting. One significant factor is a new California law that lowered the penalty for non-violent thefts under $950.
In essence, Democrat lawmakers gave a greenlight for criminals to invade stores like swarms of locusts.
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