Flyer on vacant storefront in Washington urges thieves to join forces to loot Safeways – while grim images show bare shelves at nearby CVS and armed guards at Target
- The signage was placed on Irving Street outside a store near Columbia Heights in Northwest DC
- DailyMail.com has obtained a copy of the flyer detailing a raft of allegations against the national supermarket chain
- Some accusations: 'Safeway is racist against black people…Safeway is racist against black people with disabilities…Safeway is racist against people who support Gaza'
A mysterious flyer posted on a vacant storefront in Washington urged shoplifters to band together and loot local Safeway supermarkets.
The signage was posted on Irving Street outside a store in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, located in Northwest DC, and said in part, “Shoplifters Unite! Take anything that isn't nailed down. Rams broken.'
DailyMail.com has obtained a copy of the flyer that makes a slew of allegations against the national supermarket chain, including: 'Safeway is racist against black people…Safeway is racist against black people with disabilities…Safeway is racist against people who provide support to Gaza.'
The flyer shows a photo of a man in a wheelchair in what appears to be a library.
The person or group behind the flyer was not identified, but it supported “Black Lives Matter” and encouraged people to “boycott” their store, “slip and fall into Safeway to get $$$rich$$$” and to post on TikTok. and share on social media.
The flyer (pictured) posted outside the vacant storefront on Irving Street urges shoplifters to unite and loot their local Safeway store with the words: “Shoplifters Unite.” “Take anything that isn't nailed down. Bust windows'
Safeway, is a supermarket chain headquartered in Pleasonton, with more than 900 stores nationwide and located in seventeen different states
The flyer contained many spelling errors and also a number of swear words. It is unclear on which day the flyer was posted.
The second part of the flyers claims that a “white redneck manager told a disabled black person that he could not bring his wheelchair into the store because he had a Gaza flag on his wheelchair.”
The sign also said the 'white manager' then said. Get out of my store, disabled N-word, you and your wife, the security guard joined in.”
When DailyMail.com contacted Safeway, they were unavailable for comment at the time of publication.
DailyMail.com also contacted some local voters about the truth of the flyer. At the time of publication, they have not yet responded.
Safeway is a supermarket chain that not only sells groceries, but also has a pharmacy, dry cleaners, gas station and Western Union.
Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, the multibillion-dollar company has 904 stores in approximately seventeen states.
Some shoppers spoke to locals Fox news about the ominous flyer where one person says in part: “I think it's a load of nonsense.”
The Metropolitan Police Department's Office of Communications issued a statement to DailyMail.com on the matter.
“The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) continues to work closely with our DC law enforcement and government partners to ensure safety and security for everyone who lives and works in the District. MPD does not provide specific information on operations, tactics or staffing levels.
“MPD will not tolerate illegal activity of any kind, and we will continue to work to ensure that those who commit crimes in the District of Columbia are apprehended. We urge individuals to remain vigilant and help our community stay safe. If you see something, say something.'
There has been an increase in shoplifting in many stores in the area, as part of a national problem.
Footage from CVS shows a security guard manning a store with bare shelves and armed guards at Target.
The Five and Below, located near where the flyer was, recently changed its hours to close at 5 p.m., and on January 14, that location will close permanently.