A brazen Northern California automobile burglar accountable for a number of thefts Wednesday was caught smashing automobile home windows and breaking into vehicles in broad daylight, in line with video footage launched by authorities.
The Oakland Police Division launched footage displaying somebody breaking the rear window of a car as automobiles and pedestrians go go by within the downtown space.
After damaging one car, the suspect strikes to the subsequent parked automobile and breaks its window as nicely. Authorities mentioned they imagine the suspect is accountable for a number of automobile burglaries Wednesday.
The discharge of the footage got here amid a spike in crime in Oakland in current months, together with homicides and carjackings.
The town’s high cop, Chief Leronne Armstrong has decried a transfer by metropolis leaders to slash the police budget by nearly $18 million amid the crime urge. He warned the transfer may sluggish police response instances and impede crime prevention efforts.
“We imagine that we want extra assets to deal with the excessive spike in crime within the metropolis of Oakland and that is actually what I’ve been asking for – extra help and assets to deal with the intense challenge we face right here,” he advised “Fox News Primetime” final month.
Authorities are asking anybody with details about the thefts to contact the police division at 510-238-3951.