Steering Wheel Theft
02/2018 – Police have issued CCTV footage in the hunt for thieves pinching steering wheels from high-priced cars. Since November, steering wheels have been stolen from BMWs, Mercedes and Audis in areas including Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Longfield.
Video footage of two men during an alleged theft near Chatham has now been released and can be found here. A more recent incident was also capture don CCTV in the West Malling area:
Man charged in connection with steering wheel thefts
Detectives investigating the theft of steering wheels have charged a man.
Police were called to Carroll Gardens, Larkfield at 3.54am on Monday 12 March 2018 after receiving a report of two men acting suspiciously near an address.
Officers attended the scene and, after a search involving the police helicopter, 27-year-old Ernestas Lukosevicius was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.
Officers also seized tools and a BMW steering wheel.
Mr Lukosevicius of no fixed address was later charged with conspiring to steal from motor vehicles between Monday 13 November 2017 and Monday 12 March 2018.