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 stated.
He was additionally ordered to steer clear of two Walgreens staff, 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 stated in a press release.
Footage of the incident reveals somebody on a motorcycle throwing objects 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 by which he allegedly cleared the cabinets of almost $1,000 price of cosmetics and put the objects in a duffel bag.
Practically ten months after I shot this video, Jean Lugo Romero pled responsible to felony grand theft and misdemeanor petty theft and was sentenced to 16 months jail and one 12 months probation. pic.twitter.com/QY46S4tX0p
— Lyanne Melendez (@LyanneMelendez) April 4, 2022
The Walgreens incident got here as retail crime started to extend in a number of cities. Nevertheless, San Francisco noticed among 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.
Romero left Walgreens on a motorcycle.Twitter/LyanneMelendez