(Hartford, Conn. CBS Connecticut) – Hartford police say they’ve recovered 16 stolen vehicles after conducting what they call a full day/night auto theft saturation within city limits.

Officials say 11 of those vehicles had keys inside at the time they were stolen.

Only five of the vehicles recovered were Hartford thefts, they say.

Seven suspects are now under arrest, facing larceny and other charges.

The total value of the stolen cars was put at over $145,000.

Hartford police say the reduction in auto thefts is at a nearly 14-percent decline from this time a year ago.

In addition, they seized four off-road vehicles, two dirt bikes and two ATVs.


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