Walgreens Closing 5 More San Francisco Stores Over ‘Organized’ Thefts

Walgreens said Tuesday that it will be closing five more San Francisco locations due to the rampant, organized theft across the city. “Due to ongoing organized retail crime, we have made the difficult decision to close five stores across San Francisco,” a Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso said in a statement to news outlets. “Each store will transfer prescriptions to a nearby Walgreens location within a mile radius and we expect to place the stores’ team members in other nearby locations.” The firm has already closed down more than 10 of its San Francisco locations since 2019, according to local media. San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai also confirmed the closure, saying that the loss of a store on Mission Street downtown is significant. The Mission Street store that “has been a staple for seniors, families, and children for decades,” Safai said. “This is a sad day for San Francisco,” he wrote in …

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