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A license plate reader scanning passing cars.

A license plate reader scanning passing cars. (USA TODAY NETWORK via Reuters Connect)

Organized robberies against retail shops and malls have been sweeping California, particularly the Bay Area, with suspects often escaping with thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise from high-end stores.

San Jose was hit with back-to-back robberies on Nov. 21. 처음에는, two male suspects stole merchandise from the Valley Fair Mall. That same day, four to six people robbed a Lululemon directly across the street, 훔침 $ 40,000 상품에.

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE LT. BLAMES CITY’S LIBERAL POLICIES FOR TYING HER HANDS AMID SMASH AND GRAB ROBBERIES

이틀 후, two men – Dwayne Huntley and Raheem Lewis – who matched the description of the suspects in the first Nov. 21 robbery were arrested while attempting to rob a Macy’s.

Dwayne Huntley, 왼쪽, and Raheem Lewis.

Dwayne Huntley, 왼쪽, and Raheem Lewis. (San Jose Police Department)

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wrote in a memo that LPR’s will help police better deter and make arrests in armedsmash-mob” 강도, 강도, auto thefts and drive-by shootings.

San Jose mayor speaking at a press conference.

San Jose mayor speaking at a press conference. (Facebook/Sam Liccardo)

Smash-and-grab mobs are an affront to the hard work and safety of shoppers, retail workers and shopkeepers throughout the region,” Liccardo said in a statement. “The expanded investment in license plate reader cameras add to the larger tool set law enforcement uses to apprehend organized burglary rings.

상사. Christian Camarillo told Fox News that San Jose officers use similar LPR technology on their vehicles to help track down stolen cars. He clarified that the LPRs will only be used in criminal investigations.

This is not for big brother, information sharing, monitoring – you know, anything like that,” Camarillo said. “This is merely to help combat and solve crimes. Whether it’s these organized robberies or any other crime.

Despite the aid of technology, Camarillo insisted that the public’s help was crucial in helping law enforcement track down criminals.

If people see something, if they notice something, please report it to the authorities,” 그는 말했다.

Fox News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.

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