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Walgreens Closing 5 Stores in Democrat-Controlled San Francisco Due to Rampant Crime

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Walgreens announced Tuesday that it will close five stores in the heart of San Francisco.

“Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” said Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso, according to SFGate.

“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.”

“This is a sad day for San Francisco,” said Ahsha Safai, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. “We can’t continue to let these anchor institutions close that so many people rely on.”

“I am completely devastated by this news – this Walgreens is less than a mile from seven schools and has been a staple for seniors, families and children for decades. This closure will significantly impact this community,” he wrote in a Twitter post.

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