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THAMES VALLEY POLICE ALERT

Catalytic Converter
Thefts

The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to a nationwide increase in their theft. Many targeted vehicles are Japanese models and vary in age from 2002 to present day. These cars are invariably more valuable to the owner for their use and reliability than their monetary value. Insurance companies often write a car off when the catalytic converter is stolen because it is often more valuable than the car it is on.

To reduce the risk of your catalytic converter being targeted by thieves, please consider the following crime prevention steps:


Be aware that offenders often wear high visibility vests to make you think they are legitimate. If you see someone acting suspiciously near or under a vehicle, report it to the Police straight away. Obtain as much information as possible, including any vehicle registrations.

Please contact us if you have any information relating to crime in your neighbourhood. Report online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk call us on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on free phone 0800 555 111.


Neighbours looking out for each other, and been prepared to report suspicious activity also helps deter offenders and reduce crime. If you want to find out if there is already a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area, or you’d like to find out more, check out their site www.ourwatch.org.uk

 

Please feel free to share this message and advice with neighbours, family and friends.