San Francisco mayor's plan to combat flash mob looting will limit access to stores ahead of holidays

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the city will limit car access to the city’s popular shopping district, Union Square, in response to the mobs of thieves that have ransacked high-end stores in recent days.

"We’re going to be making some changes to Union Square and how cars are able to access," Breed said at a press conference Saturday. "There will be limited access in terms of when you come to this area."

Breed’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment for details on the changes. Local media reported it's unclear when the changes will be implemented, and if they'll come right as the holiday shopping season is set to pick up following Thanksgiving on Thursday.

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott added during the press conference that law enforcement’s presence in the area will be increased "for the foreseeable future."

San Francisco and the Bay Area were repeatedly hit by mobs of thieves over the weekend, including on Friday night in Union Square. Multiple people broke the windows of a Louis Vuitton in the city and "emptied out" the store of its high-end merchandise. Eight people were arrested in connection to the incident.

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