San Francisco Walgreens thief on bike Jean Lugo Romero sentenced to prison

A bicycle-riding thief who went viral final 12 months when video footage of him stealing from a Walgreens in San Francisco after which using out of the retail retailer with a big bag of stolen merchandise made the rounds on social media was sentenced Monday to 16 months in jail. 

Jean Lugo Romero pleaded responsible to felony grand theft, misdemeanor petty theft and acquired a 12 months of probation along with the jail time period, San Francisco prosecutors mentioned. 

He was additionally ordered to steer clear of two Walgreens workers, two Walgreens shops and a CVS retailer. 

“Whether or not the work of organized retail theft rings or of particular person suspects, the burglaries impacting our native companies is not going to be tolerated,” San Francisco District Lawyer Chesa Boudin mentioned in an announcement. 

Footage of the incident exhibits somebody on a motorbike throwing gadgets right into a black bag and using by a safety guard and one other particular person filming him in an aisle. Investigators have linked Romero to different retail retailer thefts, together with one in a CVS during which he allegedly cleared the cabinets of practically $1,000 price of cosmetics and put the gadgets in a duffel bag. 

The Walgreens incident got here as retail crime started to extend in a number of cities. Nonetheless, San Francisco noticed a number of the most brazen acts of thievery

Additionally introduced Monday have been responsible verdicts in opposition to Ahmad Shabazz for a collection of petty thefts at three separate Walgreens shops. A jury discovered him responsible of a number of counts. 

He’s scheduled to be sentenced April 15. The shoplifting sprees prompted Walgreens to shut a number of shops in San Francisco. 

Jean Lugo Romero riding out of Walgreens
Romero left Walgreens on a motorbike.

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