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San Francisco announces cash rewards to collar auto burglars

Mayor London Breed says the money will come from a private fundraised by the hospitality and tourism industry.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this March 13, 2021, file photo, San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks at a rally in San Francisco. Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of auto burglary ringleaders could receive a cash reward of up to $100,000, San Francisco's mayor announced Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in yet another push to battle crime in a city marked by highly visible vehicular smash and grabs, home break-ins and retail theft. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s mayor has announced that the city will hand out cash awards of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of high-level auto burglary ringleaders. 

Mayor London Breed says the money will come from a private fundraised by the hospitality and tourism industry. 

This is another push to battle crime in a city marked by attention-grabbing vehicle smash and grabs, home break-ins and retail theft. 

Authorities say they believe fewer than a dozen auto burglary crews are responsible for most of the smash-and-grabs in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 15,000 auto burglaries have been reported this year.

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