Police Say 165 Cars Stolen in Livermore So Far This Year

Police are investigating an alarming rate of car thefts in Livermore.

Investigators say cars are being stolen across the East Bay city at an alarming rate: 165 so far this year. That's at least one car stolen a day.

"We're actively working enforcement efforts, but typically the best way to stop a crime is to prevent it from happening in the first place," Livermore Police Lt. John Hurd said.

Andrew Means is one of the city's many victims.

Early Tuesday morning thieves broke into Means' house while he and his family were asleep. Means says the thieves took a number of items, including car keys, then made off with two cars that were parked in the driveway.

"When the second car started, which is right outside my bedroom window, I woke up and realized that's my car," Means said.

Until this week, Means did not worry about safety at all in his neighborhood. He is now warning other and is determined not be victimized again.

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