December 8, 2021 – In Breaking News – Fox News
A San Francisco grocery store has ramped up measures to prevent shoplifters even after officials promised to crack down on the brazen thieving that’s hit the city.
Customers shopping at the Safeway store on Market Street now will be greeted with automatic gates, according to multiple reports.
The gates are placed at the entrance of the supermarket, which is owned by Albertsons Companies.
They were manufactured to close quickly behind each customer that enters the store in order to try to deter potential shoplifters, according to KPIX.
(One San Francisco Safeway has added metal gates and barricades to its checkout lines to try to prevent theft. Courtesy of KTVU FOX 2 San Francisco and YouTube. Posted on Dec 7, 2021.)
The gates are part of “long-planned security improvements” for the store, a Safeway spokesperson told FOX Business.
“Like other local businesses, we are working on ways to curtail escalating theft to ensure the wellbeing of our employees and to foster a welcoming environment for our customers,” the spokesperson said.
“Their safety remains our top priority.”
Safeway did not say how many shoplifting incidents have occurred at the location.
(Some major retailers concerned over what is being called “organized retail crime” where shoplifters are getting away with hundreds of dollars in goods with little repercussion, have closed stores in San Francisco due to these thefts, ultimately hurting people who rely on those establishments for work, medication, and food. Courtesy of NBC News and YouTube. Posted on Oct 15, 2021.)
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(Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently ripped retailers for not doing enough to curb rise in robberies. Courtesy of FOX Business and YouTube. Posted on Dec 8, 2021.)
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