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Man arrested after stolen car he was driving was caught... Man arrested after stolen car he was driving was caught on tape


If you are riding around in a stolen car, maybe taking it for a spin to the local mall is a bad idea. New technology is helping catch criminals when they're least suspecting it. At the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, CA security guards are catching car thieves who happen to be in their parking lots using sophisticated technology.

"Basically, our vehicles each have cameras based at 45 degree angles," said Head of Mall Security Steve Reed told Fox 40 Sacramento.

The security vehicles drive around mall parking lots using mounted HD cameras to scan for stolen license plates. Over 200 of these cameras are located in the mall, so security can digitally retrace thieves' steps, leading cops to make an arrest. Police met the latest suspect at the bottom of an escalator while he was shopping. In the last two months mall security has caught three suspects in car thefts.

While law enforcement is updating their tactics to handle crime in the 21st century criminals are busy doing the same. Car thieves are now able to hack into car systems using simple wireless technology and, automatically unlock vehicles and take what is inside. GPS systems are popular targets, so thieves can steal from your car and find your home easily.

The good news is cars are becoming increasingly difficult to steal thanks to technology. In fact the Boston Bombing suspects were tracked using Mercedes mbrace telematics, which allowed officers to track the vehicle after it had been carjacked by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev




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      stvhndyman
      • 2 Years Ago
      A lot of people here are worried about their privacy. There is no privacy in public places. Public- Private, the two words are totally oppsite. Now if cameras are installed in your private home (by someone other than you) then that is an invasion of your privacy.
      BLUE SKIES!
      • 2 Years Ago
      So awesome that he can get back in the saddle and maim and wound and hurt and kill defensless animals:) My heart is warm. :) His gos must be so appreciative.
      shoobdoowah
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey, let's congratulte ourselves for financing this. They're playing with our tax money.
      Bobby
      • 2 Years Ago
      Technology and Cameras to catch theives and retreive STOLEN cars...you can almost hear the aclu crawling out from underneath its ROCK!!!!
      MOMFENNELLY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Golly, it really is wonderful how you inform thieves, so the'll know what to avoid. I'm sure cops are so happy that the're ways od detection are made public !!!
        dusty754
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MOMFENNELLY
        Police cruisers also have this technology so they are just as likely to catch a stolen vehicle while on partol.
      • 2 Years Ago
      you guys are off the hook.
      marksmant001
      • 2 Years Ago
      This may not be politically correct, but it is true. Why is it that 9 out of 10 times it's ALWAYS a Negro or a Hispano'l committing the crime? Facts are not racist, are they?
      ronald1216
      • 2 Years Ago
      how can they do this with hundreads of cars and licence plates on every car
      ANGELOCOOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      SURPRISE YOU THIEF PUNK
      luvthemducks
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should set those cameras up in front of every body shop and werehouse district to trace and catch chop shops too.
      rutch8
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats nice let them know so they can change their ways. dumb
        TruthBeKnown
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rutch8
        You got that right.. it is like saying I am going to catch you, so are you ready ?
      richagrig
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it's time to start keeping track of the nationalities of the murders, theifs, rapest....and the crinimal SOB's who continue to plague this country. I'm tired of being politicaly correct. It's time to just say t as it is.
        Murad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @richagrig
        Yup, Jared Loughner, Warren Jeffs, Timothy McVeigh, Jim Jones, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer . . . They all fit a certain profile don't they? But that's not very politically correct; just saying it as it is.
        alblack56
        • 2 Years Ago
        @richagrig
        We tried that already....during WWII innocent Japanese had their properties taken and were sent to 'camps'
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