In London, United Kingdom, a thief was busted coated in an invisible paint as part of a police trap.
There are times when it's impossible for crooks to deny that they committed a crime. That’s how it went down in London, United Kingdom after a thief was busted coated in an invisible paint as part of a police trap.
The 28-year-old suspect had broken into a vehicle which had been fitted with SmartWater traceable liquid. Although the substance is invisible to the naked eye, it can be seen when hit with an ultraviolet light.
The male stole items from the car including a laptop. As he was swiping the goods, he activated a system which discreetly sprayed the liquid on his skin and clothing. It also alerted police that a theft was in progress.
A detective behind the sting operation stated “The trap car forms part of an overall crime reduction strategy designed by SmartWater which is an effective weapon in the armoury of tools that we routinely use in Brent.”
Brent Police have been working with SmartWater to set up numerous trap houses and cars throughout the city to both deter and catch suspects. As for the 28-year-old thief, he was sentenced to nearly 50 hours of community service.