Appeal after catalytic converter thefts
18 February 2013
Police are urging van and 4x4 drivers to take crime reduction
measures following the theft of a number of catalytic converters
from vehicles in east Suffolk over the past few days.
Between 5pm on Friday 15 and 10am on Saturday 16 February
catalytic converters were cut and stolen from a Ford Ranger parked
on a driveway on Harrisons Lane and a Mitsubishi pick-up at The
Paddocks in Halesworth.
Between 6pm on Friday 15 and 9am on Saturday 16 February
catalytic converters were cut and stolen from a Toyota Hilux and a
Fiat Ducato camper van at Park Walk in Holton.
Ford Rangers in Gypsy Lane, Frostenden, and Hawthorn Close,
Knodishall; Mitsubishi Warriors in Kings Road, Bungay, and Burches
Close, Knodishall; and a Toyota Hilux in Seaward Avenue, Leiston,
were similarly targeted the same night.
Suffolk Police recommend getting your catalytic converter marked
and also advise:
- Private vehicles should be kept in a well-secured garage where
possible, and if no garage is available, in a well-lit, public
- Vehicles can be parked in such a way as to make access to the
catalytic converter difficult, or parallel with another vehicle if
you own one
- Commercial vehicles should also be kept in a locked building or
- Use appropriate alarms, lighting and CCTV to deter
Anyone with any information about these incidents should call
Suffolk Police on 101 or if you see any suspicious
activity near vehicles please dial 999.
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