Wickford: Two men arrested in connection with a stolen car
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Two men have been arrested in connection with a stolen car.
The arrests were made on Monday 22 January following a report of a stolen Ford Fiesta from Basildon on Saturday 20 January.
Two men from Wickford – aged 63 and 32 – have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods after officers located the car at a location in Wickford.
Officers from our Stolen Vehicle Investigation Unit (SVIU) were also in attendance and identified a number of other car parts, believed to be stolen.
A quantity of cash has also been found.
The pair remain in custody for questioning.
Chief Inspector Michael Peterson said:
Vehicle crime is a priority for the force as we recognise the devastating effects the loss of a car or van can have on a family or business. We’re working hard to identify and target those concerned in the theft of vehicles and handling those stolen cars. We’d ask anyone who has information about stolen vehicles that can help us investigate any vehicle crimes to contact us.
Our Stolen Vehicle Investigation Unit officers are qualified vehicle examiners who are able to carry out enquiries swiftly due to their experience and expertise and are a vital force resource in the fight against organised crime into stolen vehicles and their parts.
The Stolen Vehicle Investigation Unit is dedicated to identifying offenders and the recovery of stolen vehicles, using intelligence gained to disrupt criminal activities.
If you have information about stolen cars, where they are or who is involved, contact us.
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