Officials from the South Bay laid down their plan to address the increasing retail theft cases that threaten to affect holiday shopping.
A strong response is being vowed by the officials to the recklessness of retail thefts targeting the Bay Area, KRON4 reported.
“Investigators from all over the Bay Area and all over the state have already begun to uncover much of who is behind these crimes, how they’re operating, and how to arrest them,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said.
The augment on the security was decided following a couple of theft incidents in San Jose, particularly at the Macy’s stores at both Oakridge and Valley Fair.
Among the accused are Dwayne Huntley, 19, from Hayward and Raheem Lewis, 22, from Antioch. They were suspected to have taken away perfume and cologne worth $4, 000.
The two are suspected by mail security to be members of the group that planned to rob Valley Fail on Sunday.
“This behavior, these activities are not welcome in our city. We will continue to be at the malls. We will continue to be watching, and we will respond,” police Sergeant Christian Camarillo said.
Mayor Sam Liccardo also requested a financial budget from the city council intended to anti-crime methods like license-plate reading technology.
Officials meanwhile assured the safety of shoppers despite a number of evidence that some suspects are armed.
“My family and I will be shopping this weekend because I know that our police departments are ready. The store’s security and our malls are ready,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said.
The crime-fighting funding package is scheduled to be considered by the City Council next week.