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Los Angeles finally makes move to crack down on retail theft epidemic

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2023
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Dean Musgrove/AP

Los Angeles is launching a new task force to combat the unprecedented rise of organized retail crime thefts across the region, including a recent "flash-rob"-style incident where more than 30 people in masks stole $300,000 worth of merchandise from a Nordstrom department store.

The new force will include law enforcement agencies from multiple Southern California areas, including the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, agents from the U.S. Marshals Apprehension Task Force, and the FBI Apprehension Task Force, Mayor Kim Bass announced Thursday.

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