While doing a story on smash-and-grab robberies in the Western Addition, NBC 11 reporter Cheryl Hurd herself became a victim of a smash-and-grab theft. (Cue Morissette.) While waiting in her NBC 11 van, with a laptop on her lap, three dicks opened the door to the van and snatched the computer right off of Hurd's lap. Mean! We like us some Cheryl Hurd!
Anyway, smash-and-grabs are popular in the WA--well, crime in general is red hot over there. And San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarim is all sorts of shades of angry about it, claiming that "the city is not doing enough, and that he expects more from officials and law enforcement to help resolve what he called a crisis." SFPD, however, whines that they're doing a "tremendous job." Hrumph.
Luckily, nothing else happened to Hurd, a Vallejo native who has been with the station for the last four and a half years. She goes on to report that items stolen via le smash-et-grab are typically "sold to buy guns, drugs, and other items that support gang activity."