This has been going on for well over a year.
Is it racially motivated? Yes. No doubt about it.
The psychos who do this also call it 'Polar Bear Hunting'
But our cowardly leaders don't want to touch it with a 10' pole because it doesn't fit into their PC agenda. Same reason no one is addressing the "flash-robs" which have also been going on for several years and are becoming increasingly violent if the store-owners or workers try to interfere with the robbery. Every single video I've seen has been exclusively of black teens/young adults.