Tottenham man caught in Brent Police sting admits theft

PUBLISHED: 13:10 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:16 11 April 2013

Brent Police set up a Smartwater sting

Brent Police set up a Smartwater sting


Haifa Mokuba, 29, stole a car which had been marked with Smartwater

What is SmartWater?

No two SmartWater solutions have the same forensic code meaning that marked items can be traced back to where they came from.

The solution is invisible under normal light, but glows brightly under UV light, making it easily identifiable by the police.

It also allows the police to link suspects with crime scenes.

A man has admitted stealing a car which was under surveillance as part of a sting carried out by Brent Police.

Officers set up a trap car in the borough marked with the anti-theft liquid Smartwater on Monday.

The car subsequently stolen and traced to Holloway, north London.

Haifa Mokuba, 29, from Tottenham. North London, appeared before Hendon Magistrates Court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to theft.

He will be sentenced on April 17.

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