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Police warning after catalytic converters stolen in Crawley
1:30pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
Police are warning vehicle owners to be vigilant after several recent thefts of catalytic converters from unattended vehicles in Crawley.
Crawley District Commander Chief Inspector Justina Beeken said: “Since Saturday, January 12, officers have received ten reports of thefts of catalytic converters, which contain valuable metals and are relatively easy to remove for thieves with the right know-how.
“To wake up in the morning and discover your mode of transport has been damaged in this way is very distressing. I would urge vehicle owners to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity in their area and report it immediately to police.
“If possible vehicle owners should get their catalytic converters marked so they can be easily traced if stolen and always try and park your vehicle in a well lit area.
"The recent thefts occurred in Manor Royal, Three Bridges, Southgate and Gossops Green and extra patrols have been assigned to these areas in an attempt to deter further thefts.”