April 23, 2014

Deer tracking cameras help catch N.Y. subway copper thieves

Rozumalski, Ted, 1931-, Photographer (NARA record: 8464468)

Rozumalski, Ted, 1931-, Photographer (NARA record: 8464468)
NEW YORK CITY — The New York City Police Department has been using special "Trophy Cameras," typically used by hunters to track deer, to help capture subway copper wire thieves, the New York Times reports.

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Since the police began using the trophy cameras in September, nine incidents of trespassing in the subways have been caught on camera, and two people have been arrested as a result, according to the report.

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“Within three hours of the first camera being installed at one location, copper cable thieves were caught on camera and eventually arrested,” Kevin Ortiz, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman, said. For the full story, click here.

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