Taiwan uses global positioning system to catch bike thieves

February 16th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin  

Taipei, Feb 16 (DPA) The Taiwan police are using the global positioning system (GPS) to catch bike and motorbike thieves, a radio station reported Saturday. The police in Taichung, a city in central Taiwan, hit upon the idea after receiving many complaints from people whose bikes and motorbikes parked near Taichung railway station were stolen, the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC) reported.

The police installed the GPS under the saddles of several bikes and motorbikes and parked them near the railway station to trap potential thieves.

So far the city’s police have arrested three men who stole GPS-device fitted bikes, the BCC said.

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