San Francisco Police Lt. Tracy McCray said on Wednesday she was ‘used’ to harmless shoplifters in the city, reacting to a video from Walgreens that showed a man stealing items from the store without being arrested .
“What’s been going on at this Walgreens has been going on in this town for a long time,” McCray told “America’s Newsroom.”
“I’m used to it. I mean, we can have a compilation of the greatest hits of people walking in and cleaning store shelves and security guards, the people who work there, who are left helpless because there is nothing they can do, ”said McCray.
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Meanwhile, the San Francisco The Association of Police Officers accuses the policies of District Attorney Chesa Boudin of allowing this type of criminal behaviour.
“This brazen criminal behavior is endured every day by San Franciscans and it is a direct result of District Attorney Chesa Boudin and the criminals’ agenda of his facilitators,” SFPOA President Tony Montoya said in a statement.
Video of the Walgreens flight was posted on Monday by KGO-TV reporter Lyanne Melendez. “This just happened at @Walgreens on Gough & Fell Streets in San Francisco #NoConsequences,” she wrote, tagging Boudin.
Walgreens said the safety of its customers and employees is its top priority and the video has been reported to police.
“Unfortunately, this is another example of egregious retail theft, which is an ongoing problem for many retailers in San Francisco,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
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McCray told co-host Bill Hemmer that in San Francisco, “crooks” know they can rob a store “because there are no consequences.”
The police officer said District Attorney Boudin had a “criminals first program” because criminals are not prosecuted for “any crime like felony or commercial burglary”. She further explained that such cases of theft “turn into a crime”.
“Not enough cops. You try to put a cop on every corner, which is unrealistic, ”McCray said.
“If you steal less than $ 950 you get a subpoena and you can just walk away and if you don’t show up to court guess what, maybe you get an arrest warrant or maybe even qu ‘they throw it away before it even gets there. anyone can come in and do whatever they want.
Bradford Betz of Fox News contributed to this report.