Two out of nine suspects have been charged in connection with a mass organized retail theft that targeted the Lululemon store on Fillmore Street, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Shaka Jinks, 24, of San Francisco, and Breanna Jones, 18, of San Mateo, were arraigned Tuesday and Wednesday on multiple felony charges, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office said.
Jinks faces charges including organized retail theft, second-degree commercial burglary, grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and obstructing a peace officer.
Jones was charged with organized retail theft, second-degree commercial burglary, grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, receiving stolen property and giving a false name to a peace officer.
Prosecutors allege Jinks, Jones and seven others participated in stealing merchandise valued at $7,290 from the retailer on Sept. 21. Police arrested Jinks, Jones and two juveniles shortly after the reported burglary and recovered the stolen goods, officials said.
A picture from a San Francisco Police Department post on X/Twitter displayed the stolen goods with tags that indicate the items were stolen from Lululemon.
Lululemon's Fillmore Street store declined to comment on the theft when reached by phone.
"Brazen organized retail theft has become far too commonplace in San Francisco and is having a devastating impact on our retail community," District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in a statement. She vowed to "vigorously" prosecute such crimes.
Jinks and Jones were ordered to return to court on Oct. 5. Jinks' bail was set at $50,000. Jones was released on her own recognizance and ordered to stay away from the retailer.
If convicted on all counts, Jinks could face more than six years in prison. Jones could face over four years.
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