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Suffolk: Police issue fresh warning after catalytic converter thefts

12:57 08 August 2014

Police have renewed warnings for people to keep their vehicles safe after catalytic converters were stolen across Suffolk.

The first incident took place in Rectory Meadow, Rattlesden, between 4pm on Tuesday and 7.15am on Wednesday, when a Ford Ranger parked on a driveway had its catalytic converter removed.

In Lower Farm Road, Ringshall, between 9pm on Wednesday and 8.30am on Thursday, a Mitsubishi L200 parked on a driveway had its catalytic converter stolen.

Then, in Bergholt Road, Brantham, between 1am and 11am on Thursday, a catalytic converter was removed from a Peugeot 40 whilst parked on the road.

Police have issued the following advice

- Private vehicles should be kept in a well-secured garage where possible, and if no garage is available, in a well-lit, public area.

- 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 compound.

- Use alarms, lighting and CCTV to deter thieves.

- Remove items of value from your vehicle whilst unattended and keep it secure at all times.

- Mark your catalytic converter - etching the part and spraying with heat-resistant paint. Contact your local crime reduction officer on 101 for more information.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have information in relation to these thefts or saw any suspicious activity in the areas where the thefts took place.

Calls should be made to Suffolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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