Sacramento mall's new hi-tech security gadgets nab suspected car thief

Police arrested a man suspected of stealing a car and driving it into Arden Fair mall's parking lot Tuesday thanks largely to license plate scanners mounted on security vehicles, and new high definition cameras in and outside the mall.

Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said 19-year-old Kintachi Ramey allegedly stole the grey Pontiac from his job in Folsom. Once spotted at the mall, he was arrested and charged with possesion of a stolen vehicle, said Leong.

The vechile was identified after a security vehicle drove by and recorded the license plate number. Since the car had been reported stolen, the license plate number triggered an alert that prompted mall security and police sift through security video and identify the driver.

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