By: Sharon Aron Baron
A car thief couldn’t out-escape Coral Springs Police who found him hiding in a garbage can, thanks to new drone technology.
On April 10, at approximately 4:07 a.m., Coral Springs Police responded to a call for an in-progress vehicle burglary in Wyndham Lakes.
Through the work of multiple components within the agency, and video surveillance from residents, they were able to establish a perimeter in the area. Then drone operators were called to the scene where they were able to find a heat signature from Anthony Rattray, 19, of Deerfield Beach — who was hiding in a trash can.
According to the report, Rattray was in possession of stolen property and was taken into custody.
Coral Springs Police reminds residents to turn on their security systems to help them catch someone in the act. Also, protect themselves and property by locking vehicle doors and removing items of value — especially key FOBs.
If you see suspicious activity, call 954-344-1800.