VIDEO: Shoplifter brazenly robs SF Walgreens in front of security guard

VIDEO: Shoplifter brazenly robs SF Walgreens in front of security guard
Shoplifting in progress (Image: Twitter screen grab)

[Ed. – It’s come to this…]

Am I allowed to call it shocking when it’s been going on literally for years? This isn’t even the first video we’ve posted of a thief robbing a San Francisco Walgreens in full view of someone recording with a smartphone.

In fact, am I even allowed to call this shoplifting? “Shoplifting” denotes an intent to conceal the theft by sneaking out of the store with the goods. This is robbery, straight up.

Witness a total breakdown in elementary law and order right before your eyes.

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Two obvious questions. Why didn’t the security guard do more to intervene? The answer, per this NYT piece from a few weeks ago, is that it’s too dangerous. “We’ve had incidents where our security officers are assaulted on a pretty regular basis in San Francisco,” said the head of retail crime for CVS in San Francisco to the Times’s reporter. …

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