Unfortunately, crimes are the order of the day. It is becoming more and more common to hear about robberies and assaults, both to people on foot, and to the cars themselves. Well, interestingly, people are taking a very strange attitude to this situation: leaving their cars open.
Why are people leaving their cars open?
According to information from ABC7, hundreds of drivers in the San Francisco area are very worried due to the increase in vehicle thefts. Thieves are using more and more advanced techniques, such as using special devices to detect electronic devices inside cars, even if they are hidden. This has led to some people feeling forced to take drastic measures, such as leaving their cars without insurance or the trunks open.
Apparently, people have reached a point where they know that they will be assaulted, so they simply prefer to avoid any kind of violence or glass shattering. And although the technique can work to prevent material damage, the situation has led to an increase in the number of car thefts in San Francisco and Oakland, and the authorities are alarmed by this trend. According to the police, since this trend began, there has been an increase in vehicle thefts of 32% in San Francisco and 27% in Oakland so far this year.
A witness who saw this curious activity, commented: “Imagine having to clean your car and leave it open in public, just so that people don’t break your windows. Oakland, we look sad.”
It’s harder to get a glass if your car is already open
The good news is that authorities are taking steps to address the situation, such as increasing patrols in heavy traffic areas during the holiday season. In addition, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is inviting homeowners to consider installing security cameras to help with surveillance issues. And of course, he’s also asking people not to leave their cars open.
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