Catalytic Converter Crime now in our area

Unfortunately, Melton Mowbray has seen a Catalytic Converter Theft this week on the Melton Town North Beat. So far the Melton and Rutland areas have not been largely impacted by this type of crime, this being one of only a couple of reports in the area this year so far. So please help us to try and keep this type of vehicle crime to a minimum, by remaining vigilant, reporting anything suspicious and by reading the following crime prevention advice below.

Please take steps to secure your vehicle’s catalytic converter:

The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to the increase in their theft. To keep your catalytic converter and vehicle safe, ask your car dealer if they can give you any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.

Alternatively, try to make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight, or if you have a commercial vehicle park it in a secure compound.

If this isn’t possible, park in an area that’s well-lit and overlooked and try to park so that the convertor can’t be easily reached by potential thieves.

Vehicles that sit high above the road are particularly vulnerable.

You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of.

More official information on how to protect your vehicle can be found via the link below:

https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/vehicle-safe-and-sound/

Thank you for reading, please stay safe and take care.

 

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