“You’ll notice where the attacks aren’t happening…”
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Smash-and-grab thieves attack stores around the country, California security guard shot dead as crime rages.” Fox News reports. “A former police officer was shot and killed while protecting a news crew reporting on a smash-and-grab incident.”
Part of it, The Hill reports, is facilitated by circumstances arising from Covid, because “[w]ith a significant portion of customers isolating in their homes and shifting to online shopping … perpetrators of organized retail crime are seizing the opportunity to sell stolen goods to a larger audience.”
There’s another factor making this attractive to predators.
“[A]sset protection professionals and law enforcement officials believe shifts in how shoplifting and other nonviolent crimes are prosecuted are factors in rising in-store theft in recent years,” The Hill explains. “According to the document, a number of states have increased the felony threshold for shoplifting due to overcrowding in prisons, which the report says is ‘effectively decriminalizing’ robberies in some areas.”
By David Codrea