Kent Police vehicle crime crackdown nets 365 arrests

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A two-month crackdown on vehicle crime in Kent has led to police making more than 365 arrests.

Kent Police said more than 150 items of stolen property, including vehicles, electrical items, sat nav systems and credit cards, were seized.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Brandon said more than 1,200 crimes were detected during the operation, which ran in April and May.

He said more than 70 search warrants were also executed across the county.

Police said one teenager admitted 56 offences after being arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.

A man from north Kent admitted 66 vehicle-related offences, and another man from Medway admitted 42 offences.

Mr Brandon said officers had recovered a significant amount of stolen property and he urged the public to be vigilant and help the force reduce crime.

He said: "If you know of a crime being committed, or are approached with an offer for cheap goods, including vehicle parts, then contact us.

"That bargain satellite navigation system or car stereo could have come from your car, or that of someone you know."

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