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Catalytic converter thefts

Alert message sent 22/04/2021 14:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Catalytic converter theft is on the rise. It is closely linked to prices of Rhodium and Palladium which are contained within the converters. The prices of these metals have increased recently and this is what we believe has contributed to the number of thefts increasing.
  • Avoid parking your vehicle half on the pavement and half on the road, as this may make it easier to get under your car.
  • If your catalytic converter is bolted on, you can ask for your local garage to weld the bolts to make it more difficult to remove.
  • Etch a serial number on the converter so that if it is stolen and then recovered, we can get your car converter back to you.
  • You can purchase a ‘cage clamp’ which is a cage device that locks in around the converter to make it more difficult to remove.
  • Speak to your dealership or garage about the possibility of adding a tilt sensor that will activate the alarm should any thief try to jack the vehicle up to steal the converter.

Protect, mark and park your car securely to reduce the risk.
 
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/keeping-safe/home-property-safety/catalytic-converter-theft

 
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Jennifer Barfoot (Police, PCSO, 15964)

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