Met Police: Car Crime





Across Lewisham Borough officers from the Metropolitan Police are actively seeking to reduce car crime and protect your property but we need your help.

Plain clothed and uniformed officers are carrying out patrols at different times of the day to catch suspects and protect your vehicles.

The following is some basic advice that will prevent you becoming a victim of vehicle crime:

Theft of number plates

In recent months we have seen a significant increase in the frequency with which number plates are stolen. A high percentage of these are then used to commit further offences including robbery and theft. Criminals are using victim’s number plates to avoid detection and arrest. Preventing number plate theft is easy! The fitting of number plates with tamper-proof screws will prevent thieves from stealing your number plates.

We have come to an agreement with Halfords located at Catford Hill. They will provide tamper-proof screws FREE OF CHARGE. Merely attend and state that you have been referred by the police.

General Advice

  • Park your car in a well lit area. Make sure that all doors and windows are locked
  • Do not leave any items visible within the vehicle e.g. sunglasses, coins, phone chargers.
  • Ensure that if any sat nav devices were used with a holder stuck to the inside of the windscreen, that the mark on the windscreen is erased.

Please speak to officers from your Safer Neighborhood team for bespoke crime prevention advice for your vehicle.


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