The Global Film Initiative on Ninth Street, was robbed of several computers, Sunday night by a guy who didn't seem to mind being filmed.
The fact that this thief is appears totally oblivious to the security cams picking up every action of his break-in, makes one wonder if it's actually part of a film.
Santhosh Daniel, director of the non-profit cinema organization told the Uptown Almanac,
"[The thief] entered the building around 12:00 am, went into our office, packed up all the computers, and left with a first load. And then, came back a few hours later to finish the job. The second time he came back, he returned with a different outfit and another set of tools--and tried to dismantle the elevator control panel, so he could gain access to the second floor of the building. Total duration of the burglary was about 5 hours.
The guy knew what he was doing. He didn't have a key, but used a homemade tool to open the door in a manner that would not reflect a forced entry, and not draw attention. We did cut that part out [of the video], because many of the buildings in SOMA have similar doors, and we didn't want to give anyone tips on how to break into other buildings. Our loss was close to $15K, and with the damage to the elevator, the overall loss from the burglary is about $20K. "
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact SFPD at (415) 553-1651 or email GFI at firstname.lastname@example.org.