A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of ‘interfering with a number of vehicles’ in Harbour Parade, Ramsgate on Tuesday (February 11). The youngster is accused of trying to gain entry into the vehicles.
The arrest follows investigation into a number of complaints across the isle about items being stolen from cars.
In Ramsgate officers arrested the teenager who has now been released on police bail until March 3.
Inspector Julien Lawton said: “Following recent reports of thefts from cars in Thanet we would like to remind vehicle owners that there are steps they can take to protect themselves against opportunist thieves.
Remove any expensive items from your car and leave nothing on display, not even loose change.
Try to park your car in a well-lit area, ideally where it is covered by CCTV.
Before you leave a car unattended, even for a short time, make sure it is locked by trying the doors directly.
It is also important to store your electronic car keys in a signal blocking pouch so they can’t be scanned by criminals.
“If you see anything suspicious or believe someone may have tried to steal from your car, report it to Kent Police by calling 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress) or online via www.kent.police.uk.”