Catalytic converter theft

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Police have urged the public to beware catalytic converter thieves.

The plea comes after a thief targeted a vehicle in Skegness sometime between 8pm on Sunday (April 28) and 8am on Monday (April 29).

A catalytic convertor and exhaust system was stolen from a Mercedes Sprinter van parked off Drummond Road, Skegness.

“Catalytic convertor theft is a national problem with vehicles such as vans, 4x4s and people carriers being particularly vulnerable due to their height from the ground and easier access to the parts,” said Skegness PC Andrew Price.

“Lincolnshire Police continues to target this problem.

“Previous intelligence-led work has led to warrants being executed and vehicles/parts being recovered at lock ups and commercial premises with arrests made.

“The following precautions may help to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of such a theft.

“Have the converter engraved, have the converter welded onto your car, park strategically and in well-lit areas and consider the use of motion sensor lighting on driveways. Also invest in a lock.”

If you see vehicles or people acting suspiciously around vehicles, contact Police via 101 or 999 if it is clear a crime is in progress.