Motorbikes and mopeds, believed to be stolen, have been recovered by police on patrol in Margate.
Following more than 25 recent reports of moped thefts across the district, officers from the Thanet Community Policing Team were on patrol in the Millmead area of Margate during the afternoon of Thursday 10 May carrying out stop-checks of vehicles.
Three people ran away from officers when approached, leaving a motorbike behind.
Following a search of the nearby woodland, another two vehicles were recovered by officers.
Two of the vehicles were confirmed as reported stolen, from Harold Road on 8 May and from Ramsgate Road on 10 May, and their owners have been informed. Enquiries are ongoing to identify the owner of the third bike.
A 17-year-old boy from Margate was arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle. He was released pending further investigation.