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Catalytic Converter Theft
15 Jan 2021

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.

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