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Catalytic converter thefts warning

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Over the past few weeks there has been a large number of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in East Staffordshire.  Converters are being stolen from underneath vehicles overnight due to their current high scrap metal value.  The majority of vehicles targeted are larger vehicles, such as vans & 4x4s possibly due to them having higher ground clearance & ease of access.  A tell-tale sign of a stolen converter is a louder than usual exhaust noise.

Please warn your neighbours and advise them to store vehicles in a secure garage where possible.  If anybody can offer any information please contact the police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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