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CATALYTIC CONVERTER CRIME

Alert message sent 27/04/2021 09:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


Citizen

Unfortunately, Melton and Rutland has seen an increase in Catalytic Converter thefts and attempt thefts over the last week. Please help us to try and keep this type of vehicle crime to a minimum, by remaining vigilant, reporting anything suspicious and by reading the following crime prevention advice below.

Please take steps to secure your vehicle’s catalytic converter:

The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to the increase in their theft. To keep your catalytic converter and vehicle safe, ask your car dealer if they can give you any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.

Alternatively, try to make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight, or if you have a commercial vehicle park it in a secure compound.

If this isn’t possible, park in an area that’s well-lit and overlooked and try to park so that the convertor can’t be easily reached by potential thieves.

Vehicles that sit high above the road are particularly vulnerable.

You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of.

More official information on how to protect your vehicle can be found via the link below:

https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/vehicle-safe-and-sound/

Thank you for reading, please stay safe and take care.

PLEASE DO NOT REPORT CRIME THROUGH THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD LINK MESSAGAING SERVICE. PLEASE REPORT CRIME ONLINE AT http://www.leics.police.uk OR BY CALLING 101.

ALWAYS PHONE 999 IN AN EMERGENCY.


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Olivia Dutton (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland - Rutland )

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