Walgreens is shutting down 5 of its San Francisco places due to a excessive variety of thefts.
On Tuesday, Walgreens introduced that it could be closing one other 5 places within the San Francisco space due to the slew of shoplifting stints.
“Due to ongoing organized retail crime, we have made the difficult decision to close five stores across San Francisco,” a spokesperson for Walgreens shared with Fox Enterprise. “Each store will transfer prescriptions to a nearby Walgreens location within a mile radius, and we expect to place the stores’ team members in other nearby locations.”
The places that will probably be shut down embrace 2250 Ocean Ave, 4645 Mission Road, 745 Clement Road, 300 Gough Road, and 3400 Cesar Chavez Road.
The spokesperson continued: “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that.”
They added that “Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment.”
To date, Walgreens has closed down a minimum of 10 of its retailer places since 2019.