Catalytic Converter Thefts

Neighbourhood Alert

Catalytic Converter Thefts

Please be aware there have been a number of catalytic converter thefts across South Cambridgeshire in recent months. Among the brands targeted Toyota, and Honda are high on the list along with four by four vehicles and Sprinter vans. Thieves are selecting models that have the most high value metals within the converter.

Thieves use high powered cutting tools and will jack up the car to cut out converters so they can access the precious metals inside.
Cambridgeshire police are urging residents to take precautions as your vehicle may be targeted.

There are specialist catalytic converter marking kits available so you can mark your converter with a unique code, so it’s harder for thieves to sell on.
Approach your dealership for advice about fitting a Catloc or other protective device, some garages are offering specialist welding and will fit metal plates to help protect the vulnerable areas.
Try to park with your exhaust close to a fence, wall or kerb to reduce the risk of theft.
Consider installing a 24hr dash-cam.
Purchase a driveway alarm
Park in a well lit area, ideally covered by CCTV.

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Message Sent By
Rachel Carr (Police, Community Safety Officer, South Cambridgeshire)