Police have this afternoon confirmed that a teenager has been arrested following a series of thefts as previously reported.
Officers have been investigating a series of incidents in which vehicles have been targeted in Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
A total of 40 reports have made to police, including incidents of theft from motor vehicle and criminal damage. Many of the vehicles were taxis.
Police have today arrested a 15-year-old boy from Portsmouth on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.