NEWSOM TELLS CALIFORNIA MAYORS TO ‘STEP UP’ AFTER MOB OF LOOTERS MAKE SIX-FIGURE NORDSTROM HEIST

From WWW.FOXNEWS.COM

Gov. Gavin Newsom called on mayors in his state to “step up” and hold the mobs of shoplifters targeting retail establishments, including making a six-figure heist, to “account.”

“I’m not the mayor of California, but I was a mayor, and I know when things like this happen, mayors have to step up,” Newsom said Monday at a vaccine clinic in the Mission District of San Francisco. “That’s not an indictment. That’s not a cheap shot.”

“These people need to be held to account,” Newsom added. “We need to investigate these crimes. We need to break up these crime rings. We need to make an example out of these folks.”

California Highway Patrol presence will also be increased around highly-trafficked shopping destinations this holiday season. Patrol will most notably be increased on Interstate 680 and state Highway 4 in the Bay Area.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin echoed Newsom and said, “if you come to San Francisco and you commit crimes, there will be consequences.”

Boudin is facing a recall election next year following repeated criticisms of soft on crime policies.

“This has nothing to do with my policies and everything to do with the challenges we as a country are facing,” Boudin said.

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