The nation is experiencing a dramatic rise in mass robberies, often organized through social media.
I’m just a few miles west of that Nordstrom that got hit in Walnut Creek this week. It was a big deal in our community. 10+ cars pulled up in front of the Nordstrom during business hours and a mob of 80+ people ran in and looted the store.
It’s a fascinating issue with a lot of complex factors involved. A mix of social media, online sites to clear stolen goods (modern flea markets basically), defund police issues, changing views on what should be considered serious crime, etc.
Chalk another one up for Amazon being mostly proof against this (though I assume they have some amount of warehouse worker theft). I wonder if anyone has smashed into an Amazon warehouse.
I’m not sure where I come out on all this in terms of what should be done to address this type of issue, beyond stronger enforcement (which can mean needing to put more cops on the street and hiring/training more tech-savvy detectives).