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Essex and London car theft raids: About 400 officers take part

  • 27 February 2020

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One property searched was in Navestock near Brentwood

About 400 police officers have taken part in raids as part of an investigation into thefts of cars worth a total of up to £4m.

More than 20 properties were raided in Essex and in London at about 05:45 GMT on Thursday.

It is believed 12 arrests have been made so far, 12 stolen vehicles have been found and £90,000 has been seized.

The joint operation was carried out by Essex Police and the Met Police, along with British Transport Police.

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About 400 police officers from three forces were involved in the raids

It follows an investigation into a gang suspected of stealing about 90 cars – worth a total of £3m to £4m – over the past 16 months.

The 20 properties raided included some in the Chelmsford, Braintree, Southend, Basildon, and Uttlesford districts and London, mainly in the east of the capital.

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A number of stolen vehicles were found and thousands of pounds in cash has been seized

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sources: world news from bbc news bbc.co.uk

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