California Stepping up Efforts to Stop Retail Crimes During Holiday Shopping Season
California steps up effort to stop retail crimes during the holiday shopping season
Shoppers across California may notice a heavier law enforcement presence in and around shopping centers across the state. Work has been underway to stop smash-and-grab robberies and other brazen forms of retail theft.
“It’s a lucrative enterprise and there’s a large market for resale,” said California Highway Patrol Captain Jason Daughrity, who helps oversee the state’s organized retail crime task force.
Daughrity said the stepped-up law enforcement presence includes marked and visible patrols around shopping plazas, undercover operations and the monitoring of heavily trafficked shopping areas by aircraft.
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