Police target catalytic converter thieves

THEFTS of catalytic converters have spread across the county.

In the past six weeks 30 have been stolen from vehicles across Cambridgeshire in places such as Mepal, Sutton and Chatteris.

Incidents have also taken place in Sawtry, Farcet, St Neots, Little Paxton, Eynesbury and Eaton Socon.

Vans and 4x4s have been the main targets as police believe the converters have been stolen for the metals they contain.

Detective Inspector Alan Page, from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s central intelligence bureau, said all offences were being investigating and the worst affected areas targeted with patrols.

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“I would urge motorists, particularly those with 4x4 vehicles or vans, to take any security precautions they can,” he said.

“We would also urge anyone who sees people acting suspiciously around vehicles or maybe sees a vehicle that is out of place in their neighbourhood to contact police.”

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Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire Police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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