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GPS Device Helps Police Nab Graffiti Taggers

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GPS Device Helps Police Nab Graffiti Taggers

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GPS Device Helps Police Nab Graffiti Taggers

GPS Device Helps Police Nab Graffiti Taggers

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Pico Rivera, Calif., a small city east of Los Angeles, has always had a major problem with graffiti.

But catching the taggers in the act has been a challenge — until recently.

Local police have started using GPS-enabled digital cameras to take pictures of the graffiti. The images help authorities track down taggers and can predict where they may strike next.