SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Ahead of more possible unrest as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, several malls in our area have closed for the day and at least one was broken into.
Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento and both the Sherwood and Weberstown malls in Stockton announced they will be closed on Sunday. The Stockton Police Department confirmed on social media that a group of people smashed the windows to the Weberstown Mall and gained entry.
No official demonstration was planned at either mall. However, Stockton police said they became aware of a social media post being shared urging people to loot the Weberstown Mall.
The group that broke into the mall consisted of 12 juveniles who police said vandalized at least three separate stores. No arrests were announced.
Two of the malls had only just reopened for in-store shopping this week after closing for nearly two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, multiple fights broke out outside Arden Fair Mall, prompting an increased police presence in the area.
Officers will continue to monitor the areas closely.