Over a hundred motorists had their vehicles fitted with anti theft screws as part of the latest drive on car crime in Leeds.
Operation Armour swung into action on Friday as officers patrolled hot spot areas in Gipton, Harehills, Pudsey and Bramley.
Five search warrants were executed at both residential and commercial premises.
It saw 11 arrests for offences including theft of motor vehicles, theft from motor vehicles, handling stolen goods, burglary and drugs offences.
North West Leeds Division Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Fran Naughton said: “Tackling vehicle crime remains a top priority for Leeds and we are doing everything we can to target the offenders and protect motorists.
“As we have seen in this operation, we are acting upon the intelligence and responding to information from the public.
“In this latest phase, we recovered vehicles parts from a dismantled stolen Land Rover. Other parts were seized from the addresses we searched.
“Officers made checks at second hand dealers to ensure they were operating within the law and also deployed capture cars across the district.
“As part of the preventative measures to reduce vehicle crime in Leeds, we also checked numerous vehicles on the street to ensure they were secure. Around 100 vehicle owners were personally spoken to as a result of this work and given crime prevention advice.
“If motorists take a few basic steps to secure their vehicle, it can have a significant impact on car crime and save a lot of heartache for owners.
“During Op Armour, a total of 300 members of the public were given crime prevention booklets. The advice is simple. If you have a remote key fob, always check that it has worked correctly and that you have locked your vehicle.
“Also remove any sign of a satellite navigation system, such as a suction mark, and never leave it on display. Likewise, we would ask that any valuables are taken out of sight, as it only takes a single item to generate the interest of a thief.
“Although this work centred on a single day, we are continuing to build upon the information we have gathered and further action is planned.”