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Car break-ins on the rise across the Bay Area; how some are 'risking it all' to avoid it

When I lived in Oakland I would often leave my glovebox and center console on my truck open to show there was nothing in them to steal.


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Car break-ins on the rise across the Bay Area; how some are 'risking it all' to avoid it


Some people are going to great lengths to avoid having their windows smashed, even leaving their trunks open to show it's empty.


People are going to great lengths to avoid car break-ins, even if that means risking it all.


"I'm shocked," said former SFPD Deputy Chief Garret Tom. "There's so much that can go wrong here."


We've heard of cars being left unlocked, windows rolled down, but now some people are leaving their trunks open too. It's raising eyebrows as reports of car break-ins are on the rise in San Francisco and Oakland.


A witness who saw it happen wrote on social media, "Imagine having to clean out your car and leaving it open in public, just so people won't break your windows. Oakland we looking sad man."


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