Local Crime Highlights: Dognapping! Inept car thiefs!
Some highlights from the weekly report of North Beach/Chinatown/Fish Wharf crime: Monty games are back, a guy discovered a car thiefin his car, and… dog-napping, interrupted. Oh, and … it’s all about the Uniform.
” The victim opened his trunk on the 1300 block of Jones when he noticed a suspect inside his vehicle. He chased the suspect to Jackson and Jones where he waited for police to arrive. The suspect was arrested while attempting to hide under a parked vehicle. ”
Oh that’s another smart criminal.. hide under a car. no one will see you! Ha ha.
Dog napping: A guy tied his dog outside Marina Safeway, and comes out to find dog gone. Then, a few blocks away finds the suspect walking (non-chalantly no doubt) with his Boston Terrier. Grand Pet Theft.
There’s a story of a shell-game in Fisherman’s Wharf where one guy was caught ready to take 170$ cash out of the hand of a tourist… why was she holding that much money out in front of her? Having a hard time wrapping my head around this one.
Some guys are impersonating utility workers and gaining access to houses. I say it’s something about the uniform, and randy housewives. but maybe not. Watch out for “free estimates,” they say.