Governor Gavin Newsom has called on mayors in the state of California to “step up” and arrest the mob of looters, including those involved in the six-figure Nordstrom heist. Gavin explained that even though he was not a mayor in California, he knew that the ball was squarely on the mayors when such shoplifting events occurred.
The governor expressed his concerns while attending a vaccine clinic in the Mission District of California. In Gavin’s view, the looters needed to be held to account by conducting thorough investigations of the crimes committed at Nordstrom. The governor considered holding the shoplifters accountable as the only way to end the ever-increasing criminal activities in California.
Gavin Newsom Pledges To Step It Up
On his part, Gavin pledged to increase the presence of the California Highway Patrol, particularly along with the high-traffic shopping areas in the forthcoming holiday season. In addition, the governor revealed that patrol would be enhanced on Highway 4 and Interstate 680 in the Bay Area.
Critics of Gavin Newsom May Be Appeased
Critical individuals like Chesa Boudin, the San Francisco District Attorney, supported governor Newsom’s request, warning the public that there would be consequences if they committed crimes. Boudin’s remarks came when Francisco was struggling with back-to-back looting, particularly over the weekends.
Specifically, the looting incidents committed at Nordstrom, marijuana dispensaries, retail stores, and pharmacy stores.
Similarly, looters targeted a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek and stole merchandise valued at $100,000 – $200,000. Currently, three people have been arrested in connection to the shoplifting operations. Additionally, there are reports that the crimes have been extended to San Jose. And Los Angeles.
But Seth Rogen is probably cool with that increase in crime because, according to him, that’s the price you have to pay for living in a big city!