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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

New Program Asks Body Shops to Report Potential Hit-and-Run Suspects

A new Denver Police Department (DPD) program asks Denver body shops to keep an eye on customers' damaged cars, and report potential hit-and-run suspects to officals.

The program is called the Denver Auto Body Alert, and its purpose is to “establish a two-way communication between police and local auto body businesses,” DPD said.

Body shop owners who opt in will receive detailed information about suspect vehicles believed to have been involved in hit-and-run accidents. If a customer brings a similar car in for repairs with matching damage, shops are asked to contact police before doing any work that could alter potential evidence on the vehicle.

The full scope of the plan will be announced in a press conference on Sept. 17 at Diamond Paint and Auto Body.

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