Watch: B.C. car thieves arrested in ‘bait car’ at McDonald’s drive-thru

B.C.’s auto crimes police have shared more video this week from a “bait car” program, the latest footage showing the arrest of three car thieves at a McDonald’s drive-thru.

A bait car is a vehicle intended to be stolen, fitted with interior video surveillance and an engine that can be switched off at the click of a button when police are in position. The program has been effective, said Inspector Brian MacDonald, the officer in charge of the program. Abbotsford Police confirmed that car theft is down for a fourth straight week in the region.

“It keeps people looking over their shoulders,” said MacDonald.

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