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Thieves target rental cars for valuables in San Mateo
July 18, 2013, 05:00 AM

San Mateo police have noticed a recent crime trend in which suspects are targeting rental cars and stealing valuables by smashing the windows and accessing the trunk.

Several of these incidents have occurred in downtown parking lots and garages, where groups or individuals from out of town may park for a meal or to shop, according to police.

Police are using multiple strategies such as high-profile patrols, undercover and decoy operations and surveillance to identify and arrest the criminals.

Police continue to make arrests but are finding a large number of groups are continually traveling to San Mateo to commit these crimes, according to police.



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