'Bait' car stolen from mall parking lot

Published On: Jul 25 2012 05:26:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2012 05:49:44 PM CDT

A thief was tempted by a bait car Houston police use to catch crooks.

Houston police said the vehicle was stolen at Almeda Mall on Wednesday afternoon.

The vehicle was tracked down and found on Lathrop Street just north of Interstate 10, investigators said.

One person was taken into custody.

Investigators said they were looking at surveillance video recorded inside the bait car to determine if the person in custody was inside the vehicle.