“At least two dozen businesses were impacted,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong told CBS SF. “Roving caravans of vehicles, targeting cannabis operations, retail shops, pharmacies, throughout the city of Oakland.”
The mobs of thieves hit a handful of pharmacies and marijuana dispensaries in Oakland, including the Wellspring pharmacy that released surveillance video of the scene to the media. Police added that the mobs in Oakland fired 175 shots during the incidents, forcing officers to pull back to safe locations, The Mercury News reported.
Wellspring Pharmacy shared this video w/me showing dozens of thieves stealing medication SATURDAY around 7:30PM.
The pharmacy sped up the video & said their employees all came in today & restored the pharmacy so patients could get their meds tomorrow.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) November 22, 2021
A local Oakland man battling cancer also tried to visit a Walgreens on Sunday only to find it closed after a robbery.
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