Neighbourhood Watch: Catalytic converter thefts warning

Published 4 April 2012

Converters are being stolen from underneath vehicles overnight due to their current high scrap metal value. The majority of vehicles targeted are larger vehicles, such as vans and 4x4s possibly due to them having higher ground clearance & ease of access. A tell-tale sign of a stolen converter is a louder than usual exhaust noise.

Please warn your neighbours and advise them to store vehicles in a secure garage where possible. If anybody can offer any information please contact the police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Information supplied by Dave Jones, Watch Liaison Officer, Neighbourhood Watch

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