The thief walks Ross around with a shopping car full of clothes while security does nothing
A brazen thief stole hundreds of dollars worth of clothing from a California discount store before smartly hauling the goods away in a trash bag.
A thief in California nonchalantly exited a Ross store pushing a cart overflowing with goodies on Saturday night, according to a video posted to Instagram by Gautam Chitnis, who claims she was shot by a store employee. It is not known where the incident was filmed.
In the video, the man, dressed in a brown jacket and trousers and a blue surgical mask, only takes a quick look behind him before walking confidently through the sliding doors.
A post on the cart – which is there to prevent the cart from being stolen – hooks onto the door, but this does not stop the thief who pulls vigorously until the post breaks.
The cart begins to tip over on its side but, oblivious to the obstacles, the thief manages to grab a trash bag from a nearby bin and stuff the clothes and shoes into it. In the meantime, we see customers entering and leaving the store without sparing him a second look.
When he tries to lift the bulging bag, the shoes fall off – and he resorts to plan B: take all the trash with him. He puts everything in the trash and drags it to the parking lot.
Major cities have seen an influx of crime, with thieves emboldened to steal in front of customers and staff – mostly without security blinking – and roused district attorneys refusing to prosecute thieves in the display.
A brazen thief stole a pile of clothes from a Ross store in California on Saturday as an employee filmed, customers didn’t bat an eyelid and security did nothing
A pole on the trolley catches on the door, but the thief pulls vigorously until the pole breaks.
The cart begins to tip over on its side, but the thief manages to grab a trash bag from a nearby trash can and shove the clothes into it.
When he tries to lift the bulging bag, the shoes fall off – and he takes the whole trash with him and drags it to the parking lot
He even stole the store’s trash can to take away his treats. Theft has increased in major cities in California as many politicians implement woke policies that reduce crimes like theft from a felony to a misdemeanor
Last month, a group of thieves shoplifted from an Ulta Beauty store in Los Angeles. Some of the thieves didn’t bother to cover their faces while filling trash bags with expensive beauty products.
“When will people say enough?” an exasperated onlooker was filmed asking as the group of at least six shoplifters flee the store and pile into a white Dodge Challenger in the parking lot of the Azalea Mall in South Gate, County from Los Angeles.
A witness to the theft said the thieves “knew exactly what they were doing”. “They went straight to perfume and cologne. Small, easy to grab and worth about $100 each,” she said.
South Gate Police said $4,000 to $5,000 worth of merchandise was stolen.
A group of thieves were caught filling trash bags with Ulta Beauty cosmetics in January in Los Angeles County, shoving thousands of dollars worth of beauty products into trash bags
Car owners in San Francisco seeking to avoid having their windows smashed by thieves have resorted to keeping their trunks open
California Proposition 47 – lighter penalties for thieves
Proposition 47 was passed by California voters on November 5, 2014.
It made certain “non-violent” property crimes, where the value of stolen property does not exceed $950, into misdemeanors.
It also made certain “simple” drug possession offenses into misdemeanors and allows a court to reduce previous convictions for those charges to a misdemeanor.
Under California law, however, if two or more people conspire to “deceive and defraud any person or property, by any means which is in itself criminal”, they cannot face more than one year in county jail, a fine of $10,000 or a combination of both.
No one was injured in Ulta’s flight and no arrests were made. The place has been targeted by thieves on several occasions, South Gate Police said.
The Los Angeles area has been plagued by smash-and-grab looters over the past year, with many blaming the soft-on-crime policies of progressive Los Angeles County DA George Gascon.
The passage of Proposition 47 in 2014 also downgraded charges of theft of property worth less than $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor.
In addition, two or more people who conspire to “deceive and defraud any person or property, by any means which is in itself criminal” risk no more than one year in county jail, a fine of $10,000 or a combination of the two.
But California Governor Gavin Newsom last week announced new initiatives to tackle rising crime rates after packages were thrown by thieves near Union Pacific tracks in downtown Los Angeles. made the site look “like a third world country”.
Late last year, residents of San Francisco and Oakland were trying to stop burglars from breaking their car windows by simply allowing full access and leaving their trunks open at night.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed slashed $120 million from the city’s police department and sheriff’s budgets in response to demands from Defund the Police activists in July 2020. But, she announced Dec. 14 that she demanded more from the city’s board of supervisors. money to the police to eradicate drug trafficking, burglaries and car thefts.
Breed argued that San Francisco officers should become aggressive and “less tolerant of all the *** bulls who have destroyed our city.”
“It’s time for the reign of the criminals who are destroying our city, it’s time for it to end,” she said. “And that ends when we take steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement, more aggressive with changes to our policies.”
Chesa Boudin, the progressive San Francisco district attorney who ran on a criminal justice reform platform and accepted $2 million from leftist philanthropist George Soros, has been accused by many of doing increase the crime rate in his city.
On Dec. 15, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) denounced the “attitude of anarchy” sweeping the country, citing mobs of thieves who targeted luxury boutiques in her hometown of San Francisco and stores in other cities. But she didn’t approve of Breed’s plan to beef up the police.