Man arrested after stolen vehicles recovered in Chadwell St Mary and Grays

A man has been arrested in connection with eight stolen vehicles.

Acting on information received from an officer on patrol that there was a suspicious vehicle at Ingleby Road, Chadwell St Mary, on Monday November 20, an officer from the Stolen Vehicle Investigation Unit deployed to the location where he discovered a black Lexus NX300 and a black Range Rover Sport, both displaying false registration plates.

Enquiries revealed that both had been stolen in the preceding days, one from London and one in Essex.

Enquiries continued resulting in another four cars being taken away for examination from St Francis Way, Grays.

All of the vehicles – including Range Rovers, Kias, a Porsche, a Mercedes and a Lexus – had been reported as stolen.

During a search of a house, officers from across the district seized multiple vehicle keys, vehicle documents, assorted number plates and a five-figure amount of cash.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of multiple vehicles, handling stolen goods/vehicles and conspiracy to commit theft of motor vehicles.

He has been released on bail until February 8 2024.