Dallas police use decoy vehicles with cameras to catch burglars

Since last January, the Dallas Police Department has used decoy vehicles equipped with surveillance cameras to catch people attempting to steal cars.  The police simply leave the decoy vehicles parked with a hidden camera in objects like golf clubs and Christmas presents.

Currently, Dallas police only have two decoy vehicles and have made 10 arrests using them.  Another vehicle is about to be added to the police’s fleet and officials are working on raising money for more.

Police claim that burglary numbers have decreased by over 600 offenses in the past year since implementing the decoy car program.  Law enforcement officers are pushing to expand the program because they say the cameras provide indisputable proof of criminal activity.

If you feel you have been wrongly accused of theft or robbery, contact the Dallas theft and robbery lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today to discuss defending criminal charges.

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