There's an uptick in local thefts but our local media is struggling to name the organized crime spree activity.
Turns out local journalists can't use the term "looting" because it's racist.
I like the new moniker because "grab & run" kinda sounds like ruthless organized thieves are just ordering pizza. It's playful and doesn't suggest the downfall of Western Civilization whatsoever.
Here's a peek at the trend . . .
In the Kansas City metro, thieves don’t always smash glass to steal instead groups of people work together to “grab-and-run.”
“They may just storm a store. Grab what they can grab and leave,” Detective Overland Park Police Department Byron Pierce said. “Others may go in a little bit more organized. We call it distraction theft.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KC metro law enforcement agencies work to thwart "grab-and-run" shoplifting and organized retail crimes
OVERLAND PARK, KS -- Investigators in Kansas and Missouri are cracking down on shoplifters who often travel in groups to raid retailers. It's a crime that is happening around the country. In California and Illinois, surveillance videos show brazen "smash and grab" organized retail crimes.