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Evening session of catalytic converter marking

Tuesday, 10th May 2011.

Drivers who want to protect their trucks or vans from catalytic converter thieves have another chance available to have them marked, this time at an evening session.

Officers from Safer Neighbourhood Teams across West Suffolk have been trained to mark catalytic converters by engraving or stamping them and marking with heat-resistant paint.

Following the success of previous events held in February and March, a further free marking session is being held at Mitchell Motors, 20-22 Hollands Road, Haverhill on Monday, May 16, 5pm-8pm.

Det Insp Andy Footer said, “Catalytic converters continue to be stolen in the county, with a number being stolen over the latest bank holiday weekend. I would particularly encourage drivers of vehicles such as Ford Rangers and Mercedes Sprinter vans, as an example, to come along, as these are the vehicles most targeted."

The catalytic converters will be engraved or stamped with the vehicle registration and also marked with heat-resistant silver paint.

Drivers will receive signs for their vehicles to warn criminals that the catalytic converter is identifiable if stolen.

If police officers stop any vehicles with catalytic converters on board that are suspected stolen, they can be checked for markings and the owner can be traced.

Scrapyards have been contacted across the county so they are aware of the initiative. They will also be able to check for these markings and can alert police if they are offered a suspected stolen catalytic converter for sale.

Catalytic converters were stolen from Newmarket (New Cheveley Road and Vincent Close), Great Cornard (Kempson Drive), Great Waldingfield (Alexander Drive), Sudbury (First Avenue) and Haverhill (Hollands Road and Leiston Road) between Friday, April 29 and Monday, May 2.

DI Footer said: “With metal prices remaining high, I would encourage all drivers of utility or commercial vehicles to come to one of the marking sessions and make your catalytic converter unattractive to criminals.”

Any persons or vehicles seen acting suspiciously around other vehicles should be reported to police on 01473 613500.

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