Disqualified driver caught with cloned number plates and ‘Slim Jim’ lock pick
PUBLISHED: 12:23 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:23 21 July 2018
A disqualified driver has been caught with cloned number plates and a “retro” Slim Jim lock pick.
After noticing a car travelling on false cloned number plates in Lowestoft yesterday (Friday, July 20) police attempted to make a stop.
And while the driver initially tried to get away, once caught the police found more than they had bargained for.
In a tweet detailing the successful stop Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Unit said: “Within the vehicle was a number of items used in vehicle crime including this retro slim jim.”
A Slim Jim is a long, thin strip of metal which are used to unlock cars doors without a key. The hooked end of the tool is slipped between a car’s window and rubber seal to catch the lock mechanism inside.