Using night vision, Norwich police catch car thieves in the act

NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department caught four youths red-handed as they allegedly stole a car right in front of them. The four were apprehended early Thursday morning.

Norwich Police Chief Angelino said officers in civilian clothes were patrolling the area of the third ward in the City of Norwich. The department had recently warned citizens to lock their cars and homes after a number of home burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the city.



Police had assigned plainclothes officers to patrol the victimized streets at night, carrying with them a thermal imaging device that gave officers night vision capabilities.

“This is the epitome of what the Norwich Police are there for, so people can sleep soundly at night knowing officers are watching their community,” said Angelino. “I am very pleased with the efforts the officers put into this.”


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