Sus­pi­cious car re­cov­ered by po­lice

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A CAR with sev­eral stolen num­ber plates was re­cov­ered by po­lice in Mark­field.

The ve­hi­cle’s door han­dles and in­te­rior were found doused with white spirit to re­move any fin­ger­prints while the driver’s seat was cov­ered with reg­is­tra­tion plates stolen from ve­hi­cles across the county and in Der­byshire.

Mar­ket Bos­worth Po­lice posted a Face­book Live video of the aban­doned car, which had an­other num­ber plate stuck on top of its rear plate.

Po­lice Con­sta­ble Rob Cross said in the video: “They’ve made a real ef­fort to cover their tracks while they’ve been out and about of­fend­ing.”

Of­fi­cers found bricks in the ve­hi­cle’s footwells, which may have been used to smash win­dows of ve­hi­cles or “as mis­siles to­wards any pur­su­ing law en­force­ment”.

PC Cross said: “It’s quite so­phis­ti­cated be­cause ev­ery­thing is done on com­puter th­ese days, you can buy the kit to steal a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

“It’ll cost you a few thou­sand pounds but once you’ve got the kit to do it, you can clone keys and do all sorts.

“It’s tricks of the trade re­ally, but ev­ery­thing’s avail­able on­line and it’s quite wor­ry­ing.”

Of­fi­cers came across the car after it was re­ported as a sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle by a mem­ber of the pub­lic.

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