December 7, 2021

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S.F. police arrest suspects in looting around Union Square, videos capture chaotic scene at Louis Vuitton – San Francisco Chronicle

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San Francisco police said they responded to reports of possible looting and vandalism at retail stores in the Union Square area on Friday night — and videos posted to social media showed many people running out of the Louis Vuitton store with merchandise.
San Francisco police said they responded to reports of possible looting and vandalism at retail stores in the Union Square area on Friday night — and videos posted to social media showed many people running out of the Louis Vuitton store with merchandise.

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San Francisco police said they arrested “multiple suspects” after responded to looting and vandalism at retail stores in the Union Square area on Friday night — and videos posted to social media showed many people running out of the Louis Vuitton store with merchandise.

One video showed San Francisco police officers running after people, using what appeared to be batons to repeatedly strike the windows of a vehicle. Police could be seen pulling someone out of the vehicle and apparently attempting to cuff the person.

San Francisco police told The Chronicle that officers responded to a report of “possible looting” and vandalism at retail stores in the Union Square area at 8:10 p.m. and said they saw “several suspects involved in criminal acts.” Police said they arrested multiple suspects.

“We are continuing to respond to other retail establishments where reports of vandalism are occurring,” San Francisco police said. “Additional officers are responding to the area and are mobilizing to address the fluid and evolving situation.”

Anyone with information should contact police at 415-575-4444 or may text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.”

Lauren Hernández is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: lauren.hernandez@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @ByLHernandez

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