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Car Thefts Aimed At Tourists A Growing Issue In Southern California




A person burglarizes a vehicle at La Jolla and Melrose avenues in Los Angeles.
A person burglarizes a vehicle at La Jolla and Melrose avenues in Los Angeles.
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Hundreds of tourists vacationing in the Los Angeles area have experienced car break ins, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times

Those targeting the tourists could be from the Bay Area, a place that’s extremely familiar with high numbers of car break ins. LAPD, CHP and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are reported to be ramping up efforts to squash the problem, including increasing patrols and implementing task forces to focus on the issue. Larry checks in with an LAPD detective to learn more about the problem that’s now being called a crisis in some California cities.  

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Brent Hopkins, Detective with the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division; the area has experienced a spike of these car thefts