Kent Police Patrols have arrested two men after responding to a report they had stolen catalytic converters in Maidstone.

Kent Police was called at around 2pm on Monday 4 July 2022, after two victims found their cars had been targeted at a hospital car park in Bearsted Road.

Cat converters and tools DESKTOP

Car identified

Following enquiries, a Seat Leon suspected to have been used in the thefts was spotted in Home Gardens, Dartford. The vehicle, believed to be using cloned number plates, stopped at another location nearby and two occupants fled on foot.

A 42-year-old from Dover, was arrested as he swiftly walked from the stationary Seat.

Chase

The second man, aged 47 and from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was detained following a brief foot chase. Both were taken into custody.

Officers searched the vehicle and recovered two catalytic converters, a jack, cutting equipment, gloves and two registration plates for the Seat. 

Both men were later bailed to return to the police station on 22 July, pending further investigation.

By Ed

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