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San Francisco Targets Closing Early Due to Rise in Thefts

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Target stores in San Francisco are now closing early due to theft concerns.

At least five Target locations in the city are shutting their doors at 6 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. The company said the early closures were prompted by an alarming rise in thefts over the past month.

Target isn't the only store facing the problem. Walgreens and CVS in San Francisco are also reporting an uptick in thefts.

Recently, Target closed the Ocean Avenue location in San Francisco.

A Target spokesperson released the following statement to NBC Bay Area on Friday night.

“For more than a month, we’ve been experiencing a significant and alarming rise in theft and security incidents at our San Francisco stores, similar to reports from other retailers in the area. Target is engaging local law enforcement, elected officials and community partners to address our concerns. With the safety of our guests, team members and communities as our top priority, we’ve temporarily reduced our operating hours in six San Francisco stores.”

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