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Published on October 14, 2023
Six Arrested in San Francisco Retail Theft Bust, SFPD Targets Organized Burglary RingSource: San Francisco Police Department

On October 11, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) conducted a targeted operation to address the problem of commercial burglaries in and around retail locations. As per a news released by the San Francisco Police Department, they reported the arrest of six individuals following a burglary at a shop on the 900 block of Geneva Ave.

The SFPD engaged an organized retail theft operation as eight people, disguised with masks, swiftly filled bags and a wagon-styled cart with merchandise before fleeing. Officers promptly gave chase on foot and were able to detain several without further unrest.

Officers from San Francisco's Ingleside District developed probable cause, arresting six suspects, whose ages varied between 16 and 54, for being allegedly involved in the incident. As a result, the suspects face felony charges of burglary, conspiracy, and organized retail theft. 

The public is urged to provide any information they may have by contacting the SFPD at 1-415-575-4444 or texting TIP411 with the message "SFPD". Those who provide information can choose to stay anonymous to ensure their safety.