Technology helps NYPD recover thousands of stolen vehicles
Devices work while cops patrol, automatically scanning the license plates of parked and moving vehicles
By John Doyle
NEW YORK — Those high-tech license-plate readers mounted on NYPD patrol cars are helping cops recover hundreds more stolen vehicles and put bad guys behind bars, officials said.
The NYPD uses about 100 mobile license-plate readers throughout the city. The devices actively work while cops patrol, scanning the license plates of dozens of parked and moving vehicles at a time.
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