NORWALK - Norwalk police showed off two new electronic license plate readers Tuesday that were purchased using a federal grant.

The department says the system was installed in police vehicles about three weeks ago and captures information about every car police cruisers pass on the road.

After scanning a license plate, the reader compares the information with a federal database. So far, Lt. David Wrinn says the department has recovered three stolen vehicles, three stolen license plates and located two people that had been reported missing.

For more on license plate readers installed in Norwalk police cruisers, go to Channel 612 on your digital cable box and select iO Extra.