San Francisco has a serious issue with car break-ins and new dashcam footage shows a brazen thief stealing bags from two vehicles in broad daylight.
The video initially shows an individual wearing a hoodie breaking the window of a Toyota Sienna and proceeding to steal a backpack from the second row. The thief, along with his accomplice in a black Audi, then drive up a few feet and find their next target, a silver Ford Explorer. Once again, the thief breaks one of the rear side windows and steals a backpack.
Between May 2020 and May 2021, San Francisco’s Central District has seen a 753 per cent increase in car break-ins, Fox News reports. Thefts have become so common that San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently announced a privately funded reward of up to $100,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of persons involved in organized crime rings. The mayor’s office says these crime rings are fueling vehicle burglaries.
“The frequent auto burglaries in San Francisco are not victimless crimes, they have real financial and emotional consequences for the victims and we’re continuing to work to hold people who commit these crimes accountable,” Breed said in a recent statement. “These break-ins hurt our residents, especially working families who do not have the time or money to deal with the effects, as well as visitors to our City whose experiences are too often tarnished after an otherwise positive experience.”
San Francisco, California
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