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Teenage boy, 14, arrested in Margate and screwdriver and balaclava seized

A teenager has been arrested after a police officer on patrol spotted suspicious activity in a parked car.

A screwdriver and a balaclava were seized and an investigation launched following the incident in Laleham Road in Margate at 11.55pm on Thursday.

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy nearby who was later bailed until March 5.

Inspector Julien Lawton said: "Whilst we continue to investigate this incident we would remind Thanet residents to take steps to ensure their vehicles are secure.

"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 remove any expensive items from your car and leave nothing on display, not even loose change."

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.

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