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Countywide – Further catalytic converters stolen from vehicles

More than 35 incidents involving catalytic converter thefts have been reported to police over the past four weeks.

Police are continuing to urge motorists to be vigilant in the county after a number of incidents have taken place in Ipswich, Newmarket, Haverhill, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds.

Catalytic converters were stolen from approximately 29 vehicles from mid-January and nine reports have been received in February so far.

The details of six of the incidents are as follows:

• At some point between 7pm on Monday 3 February and 1.20pm on Wednesday 5 February, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Volvo in Andrews Walk, Bury St Edmunds. (37/7569/20).
• Another incident took place between 8.30am and 7pm on Thursday 6 February. A catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda CR-V in Heath Road, Ipswich. (37/7985/20).
• Between 9am and 2pm on Thursday 6 February, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Lexus in Felaw Street, Ipswich. (37/7998/20).
• Between 8am and 4pm on Thursday 6 February, a further theft of catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda, also in Felaw Street, Ipswich. (37/8005/20).
• Between 8.45am and 8.45pm, also on 6 February, another catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda CR-V in Burrell Road, Ipswich. (37/8668/20).
• Between 6pm on Friday 7 February and 1pm on Saturday 8 February, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda Jazz in Mottram Close, Ipswich. (37/8670/20).

Officers investigating this series believe this type of crime is not unique to Suffolk as similar thefts are occurring across the country. Residents and motorists should remain vigilant and any suspicious behaviour around vehicles should be reported to police.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information about these incidents should contact Suffolk police, quoting the relevant crime reference number.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
In an emergency always call 999

Crime prevention advice can be found by visiting:
http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/catalyticconvertertheft1.pdf

 

Previous release | 22 January 2020

Police are urging vigilance and appealing for information after a number of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in Suffolk recently including the Ipswich, Newmarket, Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds areas.


Catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in three locations in Ipswich during the evening of Monday 20th January. Vehicles were parked on Peterhouse Close, Havergate Road and Nightingale Road.  In two incidents the owners who reported the crimes, witnessed two males interfering with their vehicles. On closer inspection they found that the catalytic converters had been removed. The thefts took place between 5.35pm and 5.44pm on Peterhouse Close (crime reference 37/4105/20); 8.15pm on Havergate Road (crime reference 37/4111/20) and Nightingale Road sometime between 7.15pm Monday 20th and 8.30am Tuesday 21st January (crime reference CAD 55 of 21/01/20).


Police were called at 6:15 pm on Friday 17 January to reports that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a Prius car parked on Springfield Ave, Bury St Edmunds. (crime reference 37/3598/20) It is understood that this was the second time the same vehicle had been affected. The first theft took place on 31 December at the same location.


Two thefts took place in Newmarket and one in Haverhill. At some point between 3.30pm on Tuesday 7 January and 11.15am on Wednesday 8 January, a catalytic converter was stolen from a car – a Lexus – while it was parked outside an address in Exning Road, Newmarket. (crime reference number 37/1565/20). A further incident was also reported on Wednesday 8 January. At some point overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, an unknown offender stole the catalytic converter from a car – a Honda Jazz – while it was parked outside a property in Freshfields, Newmarket.  (Crime reference: 37/1580/20)


Another incident was reported on Wednesday 8 January. At some point overnight, unknown offender/s stole the catalytic converter from a car – a Toyota Yaris – while it was parked outside an address in Pipers Close, Haverhill. Crime reference: 37/1603/20


Any witnesses or anyone with any information about these incidents or who saw anything suspicious at the time should contact Suffolk police, quoting the relevant crime reference number
Website –
http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
Phone – call 101
In an emergency always call 999


Crime prevention advice can be found by visiting: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/catalyticconvertertheft1.pdf