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Twelve arrested over luxury car thefts

Twelve people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a series of burglaries of luxury cars from victims' driveways.

More than 60 cars, including BMWs, Mercedes and Porches, are believed to have been stolen from properties around north London and the South East.

The gang allegedly stole the vehicles after obtaining keys by burgling the houses of the owners first.

The men were arrested in north London at 0600 GMT during police raids.

The men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to handle stolen goods and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Police said the stolen cars, worth anywhere between £20,000 to £40,000, were being sold on to new owners.

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