City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said Monday that his vehicle has been broken into three times in eight days -- including once when it was parked in front of City Hall.

Young, an East Baltimore resident, said thieves took a watch, a phone and other items. He said he was frustrated because security cameras in front of City Hall weren't working at the time of the theft.

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"I feel like any other citizen of Baltimore," Young said. "Crime hits everyone, even the president."

There have been 5,578 thefts from automobiles this year in Baltimore, a 2 percent increase from the same time last year.

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