Plunderers take advantage of police inaction and sweep items off store shelves in San Francisco without payment
An alarming video was shot at a Walgreens drug store in San Francisco. The man and woman did not even hide their faces when they committed the robbery.
The video shows how a couple of unknown people, silently and without haste, sweep medicines from the shelves into their bags and also slowly leave the store. According to a post on Twitter, they got on the bus and fled the scene.
Local residents have the impression that one of the post-apocalyptic scenarios is happening now, where every man for himself and despite the fact that businesses continue to pay taxes, the police decided not to respond to “non-violent” incidents, thereby condemning all their citizens to become victims of robberies.
“SF GOV - PROTECT OUR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES. THE LOOTING HAS BEGUN. Walgreens on Drumm. Suspects jumped on bus and didn’t pay,” says a post on twitter.
@SFPD @chesaboudin @Walgreens SF GOV - PROTECT OUR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES. THE LOOTING HAS BEGUN. Walgreens on Drumm. Suspects jumped on bus and didn’t pay right after on Market and Drumm @sfmta_muni pic.twitter.com/n5T5CEeYub— Jared William (@Jared_William) March 19, 2020
The store employees also could not do anything, since it is not known whether the robbers were armed.
"Pieces of shit," the person recording the video can be heard calling after them. "I hope you overdose."
And this crime is not single and a wave of robberies and looting can overwhelm the United States, as police departments issue orders not to detain criminals in the perpetration of non-violent crimes.
Philadelphia became the pioneers in this terrifying tendency not to resist crime. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw issued an order, listing offenses that would not be punishable by arrest or fines.
Thus, the US population is now not only in fear of contracting a coronavirus, but is also afraid of being robbed.