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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
The New York Post

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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