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SF DA Boudin says police refused to help in boba shop bust, so he was forced to rent U-Haul

  • The San Francisco Police Department declined to help bust a global fencing ring operating out of a Quickly boba shop in Tenderloin earlier this month, according to District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
  • The operation, which led to the arrest of 41-year-old Quoc Le and the recovery of 130 boxes of electronics, would have required logistical assistance and vehicles from the police.
  • In an interview with Mission Local, Boudin said he received a “somewhat frantic” call from the SFPD days before the bust, informing him that they were “too busy” to help.
  • A “shocked” Boudin said his office resorted to renting a U-Haul, which loaded and transported all 130 boxes that contained around 1,000 electronic devices.
  • Le, on the other hand, was transported by the United States Postal Inspector and Homeland Security Investigations, Boudin said.

The San Francisco Police Department refused to participate in an operation to arrest a man who ran a global fencing ring out of a Quickly Boba Tea Cafe earlier this month, according to District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

Quoc Le, 41, is facing at least a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges of possessing stolen property after the Tenderloin bust, which was part of a larger investigation that tracks stolen items from bait cars and has uncovered theft sales as far as Asia and Europe.

Duo charged with targeting 27 Asian American homes in 4-month-long San Francisco burglary spree

San Francisco Burglaries
  • Steve Levy and Deshawn White have been arrested and charged in connection with at least 28 burglaries that primarily targeted Asian American homes in San Francisco.
  • The break-ins reportedly occurred in neighborhoods such as Excelsior, Mission, Richmond, Sunset and Visitation Valley between December 2021 and March of this year.
  • Levy and White were arrested on April 19 and subsequently charged with multiple counts of burglary and attempted burglary.
  • Levy, who was reportedly involved in 28 burglaries, was also charged with three counts of elder abuse.

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with at least 28 burglaries that occurred at various homes — 27 of them owned by Asian Americans — in San Francisco.

The burglaries, which occurred between December 2021 and March of this year, took place in neighborhoods such as Excelsior, Mission, Richmond, Sunset and Visitation Valley, according to reports.