SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Have a cellphone? You’re a target for thieves in San Francisco.
Last year, 1,500 cellphones were reported stolen in San Francisco.READ MORE: SF Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm House Fire In Nob Hill
“Better than 50% of our robberies involve cellphones,” said Police Chief Greg Suhr.
The trend is hardly unique to San Francisco. Millions of phones are stolen worldwide each year. What may be unique – or at least unusual – is San Francisco’s proposal to deal with the problem. District Attorney George Gascon has launched a campaign to make stolen cellphones ineffective.