LIVE: San Jose mayor, SJPD make announcement about recent retail thefts

, LIVE: San Jose mayor, SJPD make announcement about recent retail thefts, The Evepost Huff News
, LIVE: San Jose mayor, SJPD make announcement about recent retail thefts, The Evepost Huff News
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced a proposal for investment in technology that will assist police in arrests and determent of several organized crime rings that have recently engaged in robberies, auto thefts, drive-by shootings and other crimes. The city council will vote on this proposal Tuesday.

The District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that felony charges have already been filed against several suspects tied to recent retail robberies and more arrests are on the way.

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San Jose police say thieves entered the Lululemon store in Santana Row around 6:30 Sunday night and took around $40,000 worth of merchandise.

Police say the suspects were gone before officers arrived at the scene.

, LIVE: San Jose mayor, SJPD make announcement about recent retail thefts, The Evepost Huff News

San Jose police said it’s up to individual retailers whether they beef up their own security.

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