Baiting Crooks Into Stealing Bikes

Seems law enforcement in Canada has devised a new method for combatting vehicle theft. They look at trends to figure out which vehicles are frequently stolen, then they leave one of those vehicles out as bait...

They watch the bait vehicle and wait for it to be stolen. The vehicle is also rigged with video cameras, so the theft is recorded. Seems convictions come pretty easily using this method.

Well, the BaitCar team has added motorcycles and ATVs to its list of bait vehicles. Here's their website. They give details of their program, and they also have a video of a theft and subsequent chase. They left an ATV in the back of a pick up. The thieves took the truck and ran. They were caught...

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