Catalytic converters stolen from Merrywalks car park in broad daylight

catalytic converters stolen from merrywalks car park in broad daylight - Catalytic converters stolen from Merrywalks car park in broad daylight
catalytic converters stolen from merrywalks car park in broad daylight 2 - Catalytic converters stolen from Merrywalks car park in broad daylight

Two catalytic converters were stolen from cars parked in the centre of Stroud yesterday.

The thefts occurred at the Merrywalks car park between 12noon and 2pm.

If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious call 101, quoting incident numbers 228 and 274 of February 2.

Most vehicles made since 1992 are fitted with catalytic converters. They contain small amounts of precious metals, making them a target for metal thieves.

PCSO Jo Upton of Stroud Police has issued the following advice to reduce the chances of having your converter stolen:

  • Keep your vehicle in a garage when possible
  • Look out for people working under cars and report anything suspicious to 101.
  • Park in a well lit, busy area.
  • Fit a catalytic converter clamp or security cage.
  • Security mark and register the metal shell of the converter, so if it is stolen and recovered, it will be easier to trace it back to your vehicle.
  • Weld the converter fixing brackets or bolts in place, making removal more difficult.

For more information visit gloucestershire.police.uk/staying-safe

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