CPD using bait car to catch thieves

May 28, 2008 2:48:47 PM PDT
Chicago Police say a new program is catching dozens of car thieves.

A so-called bait car equipped with GPS technology is placed in areas where it's likely to be stolen. Once the decoy is stolen, it's tracked, and police can remotely lock its doors to make it easier to catch the thief.

"As you can see, it's kinda irrefutable proof you've stolen the car. People deny, deny, deny. We show them the video and they say, 'okay, you got me,' " said Dep. Chief Michael McCotter, Chicago Police Department.

The Chicago Police, the state's attorney's office and the MetLife auto insurance company are partners in the program.


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