Police spend early hours hunting down stolen JCB in Erith in ‘unusual’ event

PUBLISHED: 16:43 13 March 2017

Police spotted the bright-yellow stolen JCB driving in Northend Road, Erith in the early hours of Monday morning. Photo credit: @MPSBexley.

Police spotted the bright-yellow stolen JCB driving in Northend Road, Erith in the early hours of Monday morning. Photo credit: @MPSBexley.


The vehicle was stolen earlier in the morning

Police officers working in the early hours on Monday morning were on the hunt for a bright yellow JCB.

Officers were called to a building site in Erith just after 1.15pm, after the vehicle was stolen.

A search of the area began, and officers spotted the digger driving along Northend Road.

According to Bexley police, officers signalled the driver to stop, which, “after a short while”, it did.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

Officers then discovered the suspect was also wanted for two theft offences and recall to prison.

He was arrested for these offences and is currently being held in custody at a south London police station.

A picture of the vehicle was posted onto the force’s twitter account, describing the incident as ‘unusual’.

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