Walgreens is closing 5 stores in San Francisco, California, next month after a rash of retail thefts.
Walgreens announced the decision Tuesday. “Due to ongoing organized retail crime, we have made the difficult decision to close five stores across San Francisco,”
“Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” said Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso. “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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