Met Police and Kent Police in combined crackdown on crime

PUBLISHED: 11:05 23 October 2012

A campaign to disrupt burglars saw 17 arrests made last week in a combined effort between the Metropolitan and Kent Police in Gravesend and Dartford.

Arrests were made following a series of house burglaries and car thefts, where offenders break into homes and steal keys to take off in high value vehicles.

Officers from the combined forces seized laptops, cash and class B drugs in a series of raids.

Kent Police’s Deputy Chief Constable, Alan Pughsley, said: “The risk of being a victim is low, but we know the devastating effect this type of crime has on people.

“We want to ensure that the county remains a safe place for residents. We are disrupting this type of activity in order that people living in Kent and London feel safe, and to prevent them being victims of burglary.”

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