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Road safety day: stop licence plate thieves

STAY one step ahead of the crooks with a little help from Solihull police.

STAY one step ahead of the crooks with a little help from Solihull police.

The St Alphege neighbourhood team are keen to stop thieves making off with drivers’ number plates.

Recently there have been several reports of plates being stolen by thieves.

These can then be fitted to other vehicles and used in other offences - such as stealing petrol from filling stations.

Sgt Kirk Whitehouse, who leads the St Alphege neighbourhood team, said: “These stolen plates are then used to clone the identity of the attacked vehicle and are subsequently used in further crimes.”

To make things harder for would-be thieves, officers will be holding a road safety day on Tuesday. The event will be taking place in Morrisons supermarket, on the Warwick Road and anti-tamper screws will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

These screws can be fitted in a matter of minutes, but they’re incredibly difficult to get off and thieves will need a special tool.

Sgt Whitehouse and his team will be at Morrisons between 11.30am-2.30pm.

 

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