Catalytic Converter Theft

Alert message sent 11/02/2021 19:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Dear all CCTV owners,

Police are investigating an incident of theft of Catalytic Converter from a vehicle parked in CHELLASTON PARK COURT at around 9.45 - 10.00 am on 30th January 2021. I know some of you do not live in close proximity of the location, but this happen during day light hours in a small cul de sac so please be aware of this crime trend and report anything suspicious.

Offenders need to slide under the car and use power tools to detach the cat from the pipes around it. The most frequently targeted vehicles are Toyota and Honda hybrid vehicles. The majority of offences in Derbyshire have occurred within public car parks at hospitals, hotel car parks and car sales forecourts. There is usually a lack of CCTV in these areas, making it difficult to identify offenders.

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Advice to car owners:

1. Owners of cars with catalytic converters should be advised to park where it is difficult to access the underside of the car near the exhaust.
2. The catalytic converter can be marked with a serial number to identify it and registered on sites such as Immobilise.
3. Protective coverings should be installed over the converter.
4. Install alarms and CCTV.

If you did see anything suspicious around that date and time please contact PC 3190 Stephenson quoting Ref 21*62962

Thank you and be safe
Mark 4445
Message sent by
Mark Cox (Police, PCSO Supervisor, Derby East)

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