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CCTV operators foil car theft

Published Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Enfield Council CCTV operators helped police catch a criminal who attempted to steal a silver Toyota Prius at knifepoint in the early hours of Wednesday 19 August.

Operators spotted the botched robbery attempt at the junction of Fore Street and Cowper Road at 2am and spotted the suspect running off after failing to steal the car.

They guided police officers to a nearby car park where the man was arrested and a craft knife recovered from a vehicle.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: "Once again our excellent CCTV coverage and well trained and dedicated operators have shown that when you commit a crime in Enfield you can run but you cannot hide.

"There is no place for people who are intent on committing violent crime in this borough and we are determined to do what we can to ensure we reduce offending in Enfield and keep our residents safe."

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