Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

At Shellmound and Powell streets in Emeryville, about 100 cars drove into a shopping mall according to a witness, crashing into storefronts and breaking windows Saturday evening, in an instance that officials said is not related to the George Floyd protests taking place across the Bay Area.

“We did not have any protesters – these people arrived in cars jumped out, looted and continued looting in each commercial area,” said Emeryville Police Chief Jennifer Tejada.

According to a witness, Marshalls had their windows smashed and
people were looting. Black Bear Diner and other business were also targeted.

Aerial video over Best Buy in Emeryville earlier Saturday
evening showed a van burning at a delivery bay in the back of the store. Police
had the suspect in custody.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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