SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Cow Hollow residents were dismayed to discover that someone vandalized nearly two dozen cars in their San Francisco neighborhood overnight.
“Shattering news in our quiet Cow Hollow neighborhood! 23 cars were vandalized,” one neighbor told KRON4.
One or more vandals targeted cars that were parked on Filbert, Webster, Pierce, and Union streets late Sunday night. Witnesses sent KRON4 photos of shattered car windows.
Two of the vandalized cars’ owners reported that nothing was stolen from their vehicles, while another car owner said items were snatched from their vehicle.
The San Francisco Police Department said officers were called to Webster Street just before midnight Sunday to investigate “a report of people breaking into vehicles.”
“Upon arrival, officers located multiple vehicles that had been damaged. Officers met with a victim who had their vehicle broken into and items were stolen. The officers attempted to search for the suspects to no avail,” Officer Robert Rueca wrote.
Supervisor Catherine Stefani said residents should not have to accept car break-ins as a cost of living in the city.
“This is a product of the fact that we are 500 police officers short in San Francisco,” Stefani said. Hiring more police officers to walk the beat isn’t going to happen overnight, but Stefani said she will push to make it a budget priority. The supervisor also hopes a tougher-on-crime District Attorney’s Office will make a difference as well.
No arrests have been made in connection to the Cow Hollow vandalism spree. The case remains an open and active investigation, SFPD said. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444.