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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Dan Fink #447
Date: November 23, 2021 12:54 PM

Marin County Police Chiefs Statement on Retail Thefts

In response to the recent string of retail thefts we have seen in the Bay Area, the Marin County Police Chiefs Association has released the following message: 

Marin County Law Enforcement leaders are standing together and issuing awarning to leaders of organized theft rings that have rampaged through BayArea commercial districts. The Marin County Chiefs of Police Association which all Police Chiefs in Marin, the Marin County Sheriff, and the District Attorney are members of stated:

We stand united in denouncing the recent violent theft related offences throughout the Bay Area. Marin County leaders in law enforcement stand committed to the tireless and determined investigations of these crimes, coupled with the relentless prosecution of such felonious activity. 

Orchestrated retail thefts, as seen throughout the bay area creates a formidable challenge for local law enforcement, ultimately costing retailers millions of dollars and impacting costs to consumers. Such violent activity creates an extraordinary safety issue in our communities and Marin County LawEnforcement refuses to accept such violent, brazen theft related activity.

Marin County Law Enforcement leaders collectively encourage our communities and retailers to partner with law enforcement and report suspicious activity, engage in prevention strategies to harden potential targets, and to avoid individual confrontation with violent theft activity.

If you see any suspicious activity, please immediately call 911. Together, we can all be vigilant to quell these organized theft rings. If you see something, say something.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: November 23, 2021 12:54 PST by Lt. Dan Fink #447

Updated: November 24, 2021 7:40 PST by Dan Fink


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