Bromley Police's 65 weekend arrests 'unusually high'
Bromley Police dealt with a particularly high level of crime over the weekend.
They arrested 65 people across the borough during between Friday and Sunday for a variety of offences.
A police spokesman said it was an “unusually busy weekend”.
The arrests included those suspected of burglary offences, drug offences, car crime offences, shoplifting, fraud and assault.
A 16 year old girl from Ilford was arrested on suspicion of collecting money in Biggin Hill under the pretence of being a charity representative for the Alzheimer's Society.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of a burglary and another was caught going equipped to commit a burglary.
Meanwhile two men were arrested on suspicion of stealing a motor vehicle.
There were also shoplifting incidents concerning clothes and make up.
Two women were allegedly caught stealing £178 ladies wear from Primark and a third was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting £17 of cosmetics from Boots.
An arrest was also made when a woman attempted to purchase items from the 99p shop with a forged £20 note.
Chief Inspector, Darren Murphy, from Bromley Police said: “It’s important that members of the local community continue to tell us about any issues of concern they have in their area, as this allows us to identify any problems and set about tackling them.
“We are sending out a clear and definite message to any potential criminals - Do not come to Bromley. You are not welcome here and your actions will not be tolerated.”