San Francisco offering public up to $100K for info on brash car burglars pillaging city

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announcing the launch of a new cash rewards program to help catch car thieves.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announcing the launch of a new cash rewards program to help catch car thieves. Photo credit Kathy Novak/KCBS Radio

San Francisco is asking – and willing to pay huge sums of cash – for the public's help to stem the rampant and brazen car theft plaguing the city.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced the city is launching a new, privately-funded cash rewards program where people can earn up to $100,000 in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminals engaging in smash and grab car thefts.