A Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco was looted Monday in broad daylight.
Video footage showed that at least nine vandals smashed display cases, took handbags and left the building before police arrived. They were seen entering a possible getaway car with their hands full of looted merchandise.
The San Francisco Police Department has not arrested anyone yet; however, according to the Washington Examiner, law enforcement is ”analyzing videos and speaking with witnesses” to identify the culprits.
Neiman Marcus said that no one was harmed in the incident. A company spokesperson told the Examiner that ”[T]he safety and welfare of our associates and customers is our top priority, and we’re relieved to report that no one was harmed in the incident. We’re cooperating with the San Francisco Police Department in their investigation.”
The Examiner notes that Walgreens closed 17 of its stores in the San Francisco area over the last five years due to skyrocketing theft rates and executives having to budget 35 times more for security personnel to guard the stores in the area.
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