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Plate Reader Helps Bust Carjacker Teens In Mercedes

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Plate Reader Helps Bust Carjacker Teens In Mercedes
Plate Reader Helps Bust Carjacker Teens In Mercedes

Automatic plate readers are used in quite a few cities as a way to catch not only car thieves but also people with active warrants or who are suspects in other crimes. Yet again the technology is in the news after Morton Grove Police in Illinois caught some teens in two stolen Mercedes after getting a hit from the system.

Stolen car fleeing police causes multi-vehicle accident with injuries.

According to police, back on the evening of March 4 they were alerted to the presence of the Mercedes in the city and officers moved to catch both, but the drivers fled. They were able to track both stolen vehicles down, although one was abandoned immediately as the suspects took off on foot and the other was crashed as the suspects tried to flee again.

Perhaps the kids didn’t realize they were driving around in a city where cameras could automatically track their movements and that’s how police were able to find them so easily. Officers were able to arrest all the suspects riding in those two cars, although one might be totaled.