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Smash And Grab Robberies

Heavy Police Presence Doesn't Dampen Black Friday Holiday Shopping Spirit In Union SquareAfter a rash of smash and grab retail robberies, among the greeters, shoppers, and visitors in Union Square on Black Friday, were San Francisco police officers.
Black Friday Opening Hours Rush Of Customers Only A Memory This YearNicolas Perry drove into the parking lot of the Pleasant Hill Best Buy store shortly after midnight, fully prepared to spend hours standing in an ever-growing line outside waiting for a 5 a.m. dash inside to take advantage of the Black Friday door-buster deals.
Link Found Between Smash-and-Grab Burglaries in Larkspur and Palo AltoAs Bay Area law enforcement agencies continue to investigate numerous high-profile smash-and-grab retail burglaries, detectives from two departments separated by about 50 miles seem to have found links between two of the incidents.
Smash-And-Grabs Prompt Heavy Security Presence At Valley Fair, Santana Row As Holidays NearWith the holiday shopping season set to begin, police and security presence were heavy at Valley Fair Mall and across the street at Santana Row, in the wake of a series of disturbing retail robberies across the Bay Area.
Smash-and-Grab Mob Thwarted In Downtown Palo Alto; 2 Suspects ArrestedPolice in Palo Alto on Wednesday confirmed a recent attempted robbery at a shop over the weekend by a large group of suspects that was thwarted by officers, leading to the arrest of two individuals.
Suspects In San Francisco Union Square Smash-And-Grab Robberies Make 1st Court AppearanceFive people who were arrested after the crime spree in San Francisco's Union Square last week appeared before a judge on Wednesday for the first time.