Video shows decimated San Francisco Louis Vuitton store after massive smash-and-grab robbery

Video shows the chaos that ensued in Union Square.

ByRyan Curry KGO logo
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Video shows empty SF Louis Vuitton store ransacked by thieves
Multiple suspects have been arrested after a Louis Vuitton store in San Francisco was hit by thieves.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Multiple suspects have been arrested after a Louis Vuitton store in San Francisco was hit by thieves.

Social media video shows some of the chaos that has unfolded there tonight - smashed store windows, police and people running in the street.

The store in Union Square looked completely empty, apparently ransacked by robbers.

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Police say around 8:10 p.m., officers responded to reports of possible looting and vandalism to retail establishments in the Union Square Area.

SFPD did not specifically name the Louis Vuitton store, although it is clearly seen in the videos obtained by ABC7 News.

"Officers arrived on scene to a retail store in Union Square where they observed several suspects involved in criminal acts. Officers have arrested multiple suspects," police said in a written statement.

They say they the Louis Vuitton store may not be the only one that was hit. Officers are "continuing to respond to other retail establishments, where reports of vandalism are occurring."

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Police are investigating a case of shoplifting at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco's Union Square, where a group of suspects bolted out the store with designer bags in hand before jumping into waiting cars.

Police say additional officers are responding to the area and this is a "fluid and evolving situation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.

The public is asked to avoid the area at this time.

This comes as San Francisco is dealing with an uptick in organized retail theft across the city, causing several stores to permanently close.