San Francisco police departments say that there is 1000+ auto burglary incidents per month in San Francisco.
In this real video recording where a real auto burglar was eventually caught, the San Francisco Police Department used a bait car to demonstrate how quickly an auto burglary can occur. They want to warn people to keep valuables out of sight. The suspect in this video was followed by an unmarked police car and quickly arrested.
Ways to reduce the chances of becoming the victim of a car burglary.
— Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, cameras, cell phones, I-Pods or GPS devices in plain view.
— Don’t leave power cords or chargers for electronic devices in plain view.
— Lock all items, including loose clothing or bags containing personal items, in the trunk before parking.
— Lock the doors and roll up the windows. Use an alarm system and/or anti-theft device.
Source: San Francisco Police Department