Will California Smash-and-Grab Thieves Steal Designer Purse Inside Bait Car?

November 14, 2023

Brazen bandits in San Francisco keep breaking into car windows, stealing anything left inside the vehicle. The smash-and-grab problem is especially bad near Ghirardelli Square where tourists flock for chocolate treats and photos. To test how bad the smash-and-grab problem is, Inside Edition purposely left a suitcase, a Bluetooth speaker, a purse and a guitar with GPS trackers inside a bait car. An hour later, two men showed up and stole the purse and speaker. The mayor of San Francisco declined an interview but tells Inside Edition in a statement that they are implementing new tools to combat car break-ins, including utilizing their own bait cars and installing hundreds of new cameras at smash-and-grab hot spots.

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