Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that theft of catalytic converters is on the rise.
With only a small amount of the metals present in converters, criminals can sell the part on for £200 or more to unscrupulous scrap-metal dealers.
In the past, criminals have been found stealing converters in broad daylight and in a matter of minutes.
Any motorist who has their vehicle’s catalytic converter stolen faces a repair bill running into thousands of pounds.
Thieves can remove a catalytic converter quickly, and often in less than two minutes. Theft can even occur in broad daylight.
The police advise marking converters with a serial number, parking vehicles so as to prevent access underneath and using protective coverings and CCTV.