WNY News Now – Governor Kathy Hochul announced her Five Point Plan to combat the high number of car thefts across the Empire State.
This plan will include $55 million to support local law enforcement and prevention efforts.
The car thefts are commonly targeting certain Kia and Hyundai model vehicles in counties all across New York State.
Hochul is calling the plan the Comprehensive Auto-Theft Reduction Strategy, or CARS. The Governor announced her plans alongside elected officials, law enforcement, and the State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner.
These actions will include fast-tracking $50 million for law enforcement technology and equipment, and another $5 million for enhancement of youth justice alternatives and division programming for teens and young adults.
The Governor explains that as violent crime continues to fall statewide, these actions will provide support to stop these car thefts and stop the thieves “in their tracks”.