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Disqualified driver caught with cloned number plates and 'Slim Jim' lock pick

PUBLISHED: 12:23 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:23 21 July 2018

Police found a Slim Jim lock pick after stopping a disqualified driver in Lowestoft. Photo: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit.

Police found a Slim Jim lock pick after stopping a disqualified driver in Lowestoft. Photo: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit.

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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.

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