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Catalytic converters stolen in Chedburgh, Chevington, Cavendish and Barrow

This device, as held by PCSO Alex Vinter and Kevin Heater,  is available  to stop catalytic converter thefts.

This device, as held by PCSO Alex Vinter and Kevin Heater, is available to stop catalytic converter thefts.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses after six catalytic converter thefts in one night in four St Edmundsbury villages.

All of the thefts took place overnight between Monday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 4, occurring in Barrow, Chevington, Chedburgh and Cavendish.

Two of the thefts occurred in Barrow, where a Kia Sportage parked in a car park in Meadow Way and a Ford Galaxy parked in the street in Lion Green had their converters stolen.

In Chedburgh the two vehicles targeted were a Ford Galaxy in Majors Close and a Citroen C5 in Paddock Way.

The final two thefts saw a Toyota Hiace van in Depden Lane, Chevington targeted and also a Mazda BT-50 4x4 parked on a drive in High Street, Cavendish.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact either the St Edmundsbury Rural North or Rural South Safer Neighbourhood Teams on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Owners of vehicles with a high ground clearance, which are often targeted for their catalytic converters, are being reminded of the following crime prevention tips:

- Keep private vehicles in a well-secured garage where possible and if no garage is available, in a well-lit public area

- Park vehicles in such a way as to make access to the catalytic converter difficult, or parallel with another vehicle if you own one

- Keep commercial vehicles in a locked building or compound

- Use alarms, lighting and CCTV to deter thieves.

 

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