Daly City Tackles Burglary and Vehicle Theft Spike: 6 Cars Stolen, Recoveries Shed Positive Light

Daly City Tackles Burglary and Vehicle Theft Spike: 6 Cars Stolen, Recoveries Shed Positive LightSource: Daly City Police Department
Eileen Vargas
Published on November 17, 2023

The Daly City Police Department recently reported several incidents of burglary and vehicle theft during the week of November 6-12, sparking concerns among local residents. The data indicates residential burglaries, multiple vehicle burglaries, and several stolen vehicles during this period per the Daly City Police Department.

The sole residential burglary took place on the 6th on Highland Avenue. Intruders gained entry via a pried rear window and stole $850 worth of jewelry, a $600 pair of shoes, $500 cash, passports, and a gun valued at $3,500. The investigation is currently ongoing, with the suspect's vehicle identified as a white Chevrolet Camaro with black rims.

During that week, three vehicle burglaries occurred in various parts of Daly City. On the 6th, a black bag containing an ID, checkbook, credit cards, and an iPhone 12 was stolen from a vehicle in the CVS parking lot on Gellert Boulevard. The front passenger window was smashed to gain access. A 2022 Ford Transit Connect on Southridge Way was burglarized with numerous items, including backpack vacuums, a gas-powered pressure washer, and an Apple MacBook, stolen on the 8th. Finally, a 2021 Kia Soul on Lake Vista Avenue and Fieldcrest Drive was broken into via the rear passenger window on the 11th, although it's unclear if anything was stolen.

Whilst the vehicle burglaries' numbers seem small, they often carry significant impacts, like identity theft and financial ramifications with the theft of personal items such as IDs and credit cards. 

Daly City reported six cases of stolen vehicles during the week, with three recoveries. A 1986 Toyota SR5 was stolen on Hillside Boulevard and Gambetta Street on the 6th and later discovered the next day in San Francisco. A 2022 Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from Sylvan Street between on the 11th and 12th before being recovered in Daly City. Finally, a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban was stolen from Schwerin Street and was recovered by the East Bay Regional Park PD on Monday within 24 hours.