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Crime tip: Don’t steal cars in Surrey, BC

Link to Wired

Surrey, BC, Canada. the car stealing capital of Canada with 8000 thefts in 2003, is getting a new reputation as a bad place to steal a car thanks to the efforts of the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team and Detective Scott Smith’s bait car program.

When a thief steals the bait car Big Brother has his eye on you, literally and figuratively, with sensors linked to GPS with cell phones sending telemetry on door opening, ignition being turned on and speed and direction of travel. ..and just for fun, they can kill the engine, honk the horn and even lock and unlock the doors, all while recording real time audio and video.

Oh, yeah. Did I mention that car theft in Surrey is down 50%?

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March 31, 2008 - Posted by | Cars, Crime

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