Owners of cars advertised for sale are warned to take care after vehicles were reported stolen in north and west Kent.

Officers are investigating the theft of five Mercedes and a BMW, between 15 November and 11 December 2021.

All the cars had been viewed by prospective buyers at addresses in Medway, Maidstone and Dartford, prior to them being stolen during the hours of darkness and without the use of the owners’ keys.

Detective Constable Billie-Louise Mills, of the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad, said: ‘I would remind owners of high value cars to take care when allowing potential purchasers to have access to their vehicle.
‘On no account give them possession of the ignition key, even for a few seconds and, if you are suspicious of any visitors, try to take a note of the registration number of their car. Also retain any private CCTV footage you have installed at your address as a precaution.’

Can you help?

Anyone who has information that may assist the investigation is urged to call 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/243535/21.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

By Ed

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