Police warn public to ‘be vigilant’ against suspicious mopeds after robberies

PUBLISHED: 15:54 18 August 2017

Kent Police

Kent Police


Three robberies were reported on Thursday

Police have assured they are “committed” to tackling moped-related crime around the borough after a number of robberies on Thursday.

Officers reported three robberies in Bromley, Beckenham and Penge all in one day, sparking concern amongst residents.

At this time no further incidents have been reported relating to three mopeds riding around the borough.

The public was warned to “be vigilant if you see mopeds acting suspiciously” following the incidents.

The first of the robberies came around Elmers End Road at 2.35pm, a second was reported at Rob Hardings Lane in Penge at 3pm and a third came at 6pm in College Road, Bromley.

Penge and Cator Police said: “We are committed to taking every opportunity to disrupt, detect and prosecute those involved in scooter and moped related criminality.

“This is particularly done in a co-ordinated approach under Operation Venice whose officers conduct targeted operations throughout London and through intelligence-led investigations and operations prevent and detect moped theft.”

We have approached Met Police’s central press bureau for further comment.

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