Catalytic converter thefts in a village near you

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Over the past two weeks we’ve seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts in South Cambs. Catalytic converters are found in the exhaust system of every car and reduce the output of toxic gases and pollutants.  It takes just minutes for thieves to remove a catalytic converter and on many occasions victims are unaware their vehicle has been targeted even though it was sat on their driveway. The offences happen in broad daylight as well as at night. There have been reported thefts in the villages of Meldreth, Foxton, Melbourn, Eltisley, Littlington, Bassingbourn, Guilden Morden, Hardwick, Comberton, Orwell, Pampisford and Barton. We’re increasing our patrols to try and catch those responsible and we’re asking you to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us.  If you suspect a crime is taking place, call 999. Please provide operators with as much information as possible including the vehicle they are driving and number plate, descriptions of those involved and the location. You can find more information on our website about catalytic converter theft including steps you can take to try and protect your vehicle against thieves. Kind Regards, Inspector Shane Fasey
South Cambs Neighbourhood Team  
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Tara Dundon
(Police, Senior Communications Officer, All )