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Changes coming to Union Square in San Francisco after Louis Vuitton retail robbery

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — In response to recent incidents of theft in stores, San Francisco announced that it will limit car access to Union Square.

At a joint press conference with San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott on Saturday, the Mayor of London Breed said changes would be made.

“We will be making changes to Union Square and how cars can access it,” Breed said. “There will be limited access in terms of when you come to this area.”

No further details on the exact nature of the restrictions or their implementation have yet been released.

Chief Scott added that there will be an increased police presence in Union Square “for the foreseeable future”.

San Francisco police responded to reports of looting and vandalism at retail stores including Louis Vuitton in Union Square Friday night.

A shocking video shows thieves fleeing the Louis Vuitton store with armfuls of merchandise. Some are seen getting into a car when San Francisco police officers surround the car and start smashing the windows.

Police say eight people have since been arrested in connection with the incident.