Cat converter theft – Mildenhall
Police are appealing for witnesses after the theft of three catalytic converters in Mildenhall.
They all took place on Thursday 11 November at some point between 830pm and 9pm. One incident (37/63735/21) saw a Honda Accord on Clare Close have its cat converter stolen. The offenders were wearing dark clothing and wore a head torch. Elsewhere, on St Catherine’s Close a VW Beetle was jacked up and had its cat converter stolen by, it is thought, four offenders. (37/63737/21).
While off College Heath Road, a cat converter (37/63739/21) off a Vauxhall Astra was also stolen. The offenders who were seen to leave the scene in a vehicle that may have been a Nissan Qashqai. They were described as four or five males, wearing balaclavas. A dark coloured BMW X1 was also seen in the area that police are keen to trace.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity of knows who was responsible should contact Mildenhall police, quoting the relevant crime number.
Police suggest members of the public consider the following points to reduce the likelihood of this type of crime taking place:
• Alarms, lighting and CCTV can help deter criminals targeting vehicles.
• Catalytic converters can be marked with etchings or spray-painted with heat-resistant paint to help identify them as your own.
• Keep vehicles in secure buildings or garages where possible, or in well-lit, less isolated areas.
• Park your vehicles in a way that would make access to catalytic converters more difficult.
For further advice please visit our First Principle pages for crime prevention advice: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/crime-prevention-z
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
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999