http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/thieves-know-the-way-to-san-jose-it-sucks-out-there/ Thieves Know the Way to San Jose: It Sucks Out There By Robert Farago June 17, 2009 We just received this e-mail from a TTAC commentatorâs friend in the SJPD. Just finished working 6 shifts in San Jose. I can say from the front lines, stolen cars, burglaries, vandalism and theft are significantly up from where they were a few years ago. The bad times are back. I recommend you exercise higher than normal precautions regarding the security of your property and person. This story is just one example. It probably wonât make the papers but on one shift we had four trucks where the catalytic converters were stolen. Go figure. I also took more than the usual rate of stolen car reports. And if you think theyâre stealing luxury cars, think again. The cars stolen were all worth between $300 and $4000. They were all parked on public streets in front of residences. Robberies are up. People are hungry and mean again. Take care and be safe out there.