The ravages of crime in a liberal bastion have led one retailer to close stores rather than to keep fighting a losing battle.
Walgreens announced Tuesday that it will close five stores in the heart of San Francisco.
“Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” said Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso, according to SFGate.
“Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment.”
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