Thieves Target Navigational Units, Stereos At Car Dealerships

Thieves Target Navigational Units, Stereos At Car Dealerships


NATION. THE SACRAMENT OF YOU IS REPORTING THE CITY MAY CHARGE COMPANIES $15 EACH TIME A SCOOTER BLOCK THE SIDEWALK AND THAT COST CAN BE PASSED TO THE CUSTOMER. SCOOTERS COULD HIT THE STREETS BY THIS MAY. THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND WHAT THEY WANTED, YOU KNOW, WHICH CARS TO BREAK INTO, BECAUSE IT HAPPENED SO FAST. LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN CAR BURGLARS GOING AFTER VERY SPECIFIC TARGETS. CBS 13’S JEN McGRAW JUST SPOKE TO A RECENT VICTIM. SHE IS LIVE AT THE CAPITAL WITH THAT AND WORD OF A PROPOSED BILL THAT COULD HELP OUT. Reporter: THE NUMBER OF CAR BURGLARIES, THE GROWING NUMBER OF CAR BURGLARIES HERE IN THE STATE CAPITAL HAS LAWMAKERS TALKING AND IN FACT THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO PUT THOSE CROOKS IN JAIL. YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE. Reporter: DEAF THOMPSON’S DEALERSHIP IS THE LATEST VICTIM IN A CAR LOT CRIME WAVE. A BAND OF THIEVES CAME IN, AND BROKE IN 265 CARS. Reporter: WINDOW AFTER WINDOW SMASHED OVER THE WEEKEND AT THOMPSON’S TOYOTA AND CHRYSLER DODGE DEEP RAM IN PLACERVILLE BY THIEVES STEALING STEREOS AND NAVIGATION SYSTEMS. IT IS REALLY UPSETTING. IT IS A HUGE VIOLATION, I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN, I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS FEELING BEFORE, EVER. THAT LOSS ALONG WITH FIXING ALL THE SHATTERED GLASS AND DAMAGED DASHES, IS A HUGE EXPENSE FOR THIS FAMILY RUN BUSINESS. IS GOING TO BE WELL OVER HALF $1 MILLION, NO DOUBT. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE THIEVES HAD AN ASSEMBLY LINE PROCESS TO CARRY OUT THE CRIME. , EACH CHI HAD A JOB. ONE GUY WAS TO BREAK THE WINDOW, ONE GUY WAS TO CALL CRAWLING, CUT THE RADIOS, THE OTHER GUY WOULD RUN THE RADIOS BACK TO THEIR CAR. THEY COME IN FAST FOOD IT TOOK THEM PROBABLY, LESS THAN TWO MINUTES A CAR. Reporter: THOMPSON IS NOT ALONE. DEALERSHIPS IN AUBURN AND LODI HAVE ALSO SUFFERED SIMILAR CRIMES. Reporter: IT WAS A SURE PLANNED ATTACK. NO DOUBT. Reporter: LAST YEAR LAWMAKERS CONSIDERED A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE CLOSED A LEGAL LOOPHOLE THAT TREATS THESE TYPES OF CRIMES AS MISDEMEANOR THEFT, INSTEAD MAKING THEM FELONIES. IT WAS SUPPORTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT DID NOT GET ENOUGH SUPPORT TO PASS. THE VICTIM DOES NOT CARE WHETHER OR NOT IT IS A MISDEMEANOR OR A FELONY, THEY HAVE BEEN VIOLATED AND THEY WANT US TO APPREHEND THEM. THIS WOULD ALLOW US TO. Reporter: AND FOR THOMPSON? THESE GUYS NEED TO DO SOME TIME. Reporter: THOMPSON TELLS ME HE PLANS TO HIRE A FULL-TIME SECURITY GUARD. MEANWHILE HERE AT THE STATE CAPITAL SENATOR SCOTT WEINER

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