September 5th, 2008
So this just in from the Police Captain at Richmond District Police Station. SF Surfers – you gotta keep your eye out for car thieves because they’ve got their eye on you.
From Richmond Station Newsletter:
As some of you may remember, last year at about this time, we had numerous reports of cars being stolen from the area of the Great Highway. Many of the victims were surfers who hide their car keys somewhere on the outside of their cars while they are in the water. The vehicles were usually found the same day parked nearby and personal property had been taken from the cars. We have had an increase of this crime within the last month and
want you to be aware of this. Surfers are again being targeted as the suspect watches were they hide their keys. An investigation is on going and plainclothes officers from both the Richmond and Taraval districts are working on identifying the suspect.