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Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Smash and grab thefts from cars are on the rise — here and throughout the country.

For the thief — it’s quick and easy — smashing a car window — taking some valuables and fleeing the scene.

At the head of the Eliza Furnace trail people park their cars and go for a bike ride or run along the river.

But this past weekend — smash and grab thieves busted into a half dozen cars leaving piles of broken glass.

On a recent Sunday Dr. Ken Katz came back from his run to his car window smashed and his cellphone gone.

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Katz said it wasn’t the first time either.

“No it was actually the second time with a span of three or four months,” he said.

Smash and grab car thefts have become the crime of choice for petty thieves everywhere.

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