A proactive operation targeting keyless car thefts and vehicle-related crime, named “Op Poethlyn,” has delivered significant results in Harrow.
Initiated by Neighbourhood officers from the NWBCU, primarily in Harrow, the operation was a response to the growing concerns raised by the community about the increase in car crimes.
Employing a strategic approach, the operation involved both marked and unmarked advanced vehicles.
Officers utilised proactive vehicle stops as well as targeted stops, with a focus on vehicles that had previously drawn police attention and potential ANPR markers.
The operation brought together officers from various units, including Neighbourhood Policing Teams, the Violent Crime Taskforce, and specialised units.
The impact was substantial, resulting in 21 arrests. Alongside this, police seized 15 vehicles, £15,000 in cash, and confiscated drugs on 10 occasions.
During the operation, the police executed a total of 43 searches, with 15 of them yielding positive outcomes.
Additionally, four specific addresses were searched, revealing significant insights in the ongoing efforts to combat keyless car thefts and vehicle-related crime in Harrow.
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