Friday December 14, 2018

Jersey City Cops Use Fake Amazon Boxes and Doorbell Cameras to Catch Thieves

Police in Jersey City, New Jersey are teaming up with Amazon to plant fake Amazon packages with GPS tracking devices and install doorbell cameras to catch thieves. These sting operations are happening at homes all over the city. Statistics from says that 1 in 12 Americans have had a holiday package stolen from their homes. Police Captain James Crecco says that his mother was a victim and the Mayor has had packages stolen also. Amazon is supplying the equipment for the sting operations in Jersey City for free.

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"We had a box out on the street for three minutes before it was taken," said police Capt. James Crecco, who is overseeing the mission. "We thought it was a mistake at first." The suspect was caught, Crecco added. "Most of the package thefts we've made arrests on revolve around (closed-circuit TV) or private surveillance cameras that give us a still image," Kelly said. "With the bait packages, some will be under video surveillance, and some will have GPS."