Fulton Police Use Armored Vehicle to Fight Crime

10:23 AM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Police are using an armored vehicle normally used by SWAT teams to try to put an end to a series of burglaries and home invasions in a south Fulton County neighborhood.

Police tell WSB-TV the vehicle, called the Bearcat, has thermal imaging technology to help them see in the dark. Fulton County police Capt. Wade Yates says that could help in a foot chase.

Last week, a woman was shot multiple times during a break-in in the area. Police say the burglars fled in a stolen car and were able to escape when they jumped out and ran into some woods.

Police say the armored car is also meant to reassure residents. Officers are also longer hours and more patrol shifts to increase police presence in the area.

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