Cruel car thieves continue to target Streatham Cemetery in overnight thefts

Streatham Cemetery vehicle crime continues to rise as another spate of offences occurred overnight.

Merton police have said they will continue their focus on patrols by increasing the number of officers in the area in uniform and in plain clothes.

They are also appealing to members of the public to remain vigilant in a bid to tackle the problem.

Superintendent Steve Wallace, of Merton police, said: “This is an on-going issue, there have been 11 offences in the last month”.

Thieves are not targeting anything in particular, but Superintendent Wallace said expensive vehicles have been the focus of the thieves.

Crime figures from Metropolitan police reveal the number of reported motor vehicle crimes increased from 124 reported incidents in December 2015 compared to 128 in December 2016.

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