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Metal theft

Alert message sent 19/09/2019 21:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


We have noticed that there has been a slight rise in vehicle crime of late. This has included the theft of catalytic converters. For those not in the know. This is the part of the car designed to remove those harmful gases and particals that cause polution. These have a quantity of precious metal that thieves will be looking for. This is not dissimiliar to lead theft where the value of the metals involved make it a tempting target for thieves
There are a few ways of reducing the risk of this happening to you. You can get marking kits, and if you go to your nearest station they may well be able to help you out on that. The other method is to purchace a cage which can be fitted around the converter making it significantly more difficult to remove. I am not going to suggest which is best for you as you will know that, but can I suggest to look to Google (other search engines are available) and look at what is available.
Secondly can we again remind people NOT to leave anything on view in your car. Someone far wiser than me once said "lead them not unto temptation." or similiar.
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Steve Adams (Police,PCSO,Market Harborough Lutterworth 40 Beat)
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