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L.A. on high alert after series of smash-and-grab robberies

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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, a man leaves a vandalized Home Depot store in Oakland, Calif. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

FILE – In this June 1, 2020, file photo, a man leaves a vandalized Home Depot store in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

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UPDATED 4:43 PM PT – Saturday, November 27, 2021

A citywide tactical alert was lifted throughout a majority of Los Angeles on Saturday after the city was hit with multiple smash-and-grab robberies. Los Angeles Police are on high alert after the city underwent at least six flash mob style robberies on Black Friday.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department continued looking for suspects Saturday after they said eight males barged into a Home Depot Friday night. According to officers, the group walked directly towards their pick of crowbars, sledgehammers and other tools, clearing out the stores entire hammer section.

Employees, however, said a group of up to 20 males believed to be 15- to 20-years-old pulled up to the storefront in about 10 cars prior to the incident.

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One employee said the group put on ski masks and rushed towards cars parked at the end of the lot before beginning to check the doors to see if they could gain access to them. Luis Romo then explained that once the cars wouldn’t budge, the group started jogging towards the front of the store where they began stealing the product.

“We tried to actually stop them. We closed the front entrance and they put their sledgehammers up like whoever got in the way they were going to hurt them,” said Romo.

Police told local news outlet KCBS this robbery was extra concerning as the tools could be used against more stores in the area. The Los Angeles Police Department later issued a tactical citywide alert after a large group robbed a Bottega Veneta in the Melrose area.

Police said an unknown amount of merchandise was stolen from the high-end clothing store and that one employee was pepper sprayed. Additionally, authorities said three armed men stole a Rolex watch from a store on Melrose Avenue.

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The string of crimes come as the Golden State grapples a surge in smash-and-grab robberies from large groups and the LAPD has begun boosting its patrols in high-profile shopping districts. Cities in California weren’t the only ones struck with smash-and-grab robberies on Friday night as such violence has seemed to pick up in several areas across the country.

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U.K. Prime Minister tightens COVID measures amid new variant

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference after cases of the new Covid-19 variant were confirmed in the United Kingdom on November 27, 2021 in London, England. UK authorities confirmed today that two cases of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, which had prompted a flurry of travel bans affecting several countries in Southern Africa, were found in the UK. (Photo by Jeff Gilbert - Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 27: Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference after cases of the new Covid-19 variant were confirmed in the United Kingdom on November 27, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gilbert – Pool/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:19 PM PT – Saturday, November 27, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has increased coronavirus measures amid a newly discovered South African variant.

According to the U.K. Health Agency on Saturday, the first two reported cases of the new strain have been identified in the nation. The individuals have reportedly been placed under quarantine, along with members of their households.

It is unclear if additional cases have entered the U.K. with further testing and contact tracing set to be conducted. Johnson stressed the measures are critical for scientists to understand exactly what they are dealing with.

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“We’re not going to stop people traveling, I want to stress that. We’re not going to stop people traveling, but we will require anyone who enters the U.K. to take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival and to self isolate until they have a negative result,” said Johnson.

The U.K. joins a growing list of nations, including Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel who have all identified cases of the new variant.

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Kamala Harris: We’ll take Omicron one-step at a time

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US Vice President Kamala Harris visits a Christmas market for Small Business in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

US Vice President Kamala Harris visits a Christmas market for Small Business in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:08 PM PT – Saturday, November 27, 2021

Kamala Harris attempted to quell concerns over the Omicron variant.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Harris stressed top Biden administration officials are monitoring the variant’s spread. She claimed Joe Biden has taken all necessary health precautions, hoping to keep Omicron from reaching American shores.

However, Harris continued to promote getting vaccinated and boosted, despite manufacturers saying they don’t yet know how effective their products work on the new variant.

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“One, if you’ve not had the booster shot, get the booster shot. Cannot stress enough the importance of getting vaccinated for those who have not been vaccinated. I will say what I say every time because it remains true. They are safe, the vaccines are safe. They are free, and they will save your life,” said Harris.

In the meantime, Biden has imposed travel restrictions on eight South African countries. But, he has vowed not to order more mandates on the American people.

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