San Francisco police arrest 12 people in Japantown auto burglaries

- Twelve people were arrested by San Francisco police in connection with eight cases of auto burglaries in the Japantown area, police announced Friday.

The burglaries occurred between July 26 and Wednesday. Suspects were booked on a variety of charges including burglary, possession of stolen property, probation violations, resisting arrest and more, police said.

The arrests are part of ongoing citywide efforts by the San Francisco Police Department to curb auto burglaries. 

As of the end of June, auto burglaries were down 20 percent for the year, police said.

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