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Retailers Facing Uptick In Robberies

Shoplifters have always been an issue for retailers, but as of late, robberies have been more visible. Several have even involved “flash mobs” — large groups rushing into stores and coming out with armloads of goods. “This level of violence has taken it to a whole new level,” Rachel Michelin, president of the California Retailers Association, tells The New York Times. “No one has seen this before.”

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