A man has been arrested of suspicion of motor theft after a car was seized in Stanmore following a successful patrol from police.
On Monday, June 28 officers from Three Rivers Police were out on patrol in South Oxhey when they were alerted to a stolen motor vehicle heading into the area.
After carrying out initial searches in the surrounding area officers were alerted the vehicle may head back towards Harrow so officers decided to deploy covert tactics.
The stolen vehicle then travelled past the waiting police unit which followed the vehicle into Stanmore where it was eventually stopped on Clamp Hill.
The single occupant, a 31-year-old male was detained and following a search further vehicle keys were found relating to the original offence for a different vehicle. It was suspected that the offenders were likely to go back to the scene of the crime to steal the remaining vehicles in the future.
After police national compute checks officers were informed that the male was wanted for Going Equipped to Steal and Handling Stolen Goods by the British Transport Police and for Failing to Appear by the courts.
The 31-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle and handling stolen goods/going equipped.
He was taken to a Metropolitan Police Custody nearby and dealt with for those offences before being placed in front of the next available court the following day for the failure to appear.
The stolen vehicle was later returned to the owner.
The Metropolitan Police have begun their investigation.
Picture credit Three Rivers Police