Car owners told to be vigilant after catalytic converter thefts

Catalytic converters are being stolen from cars due to their high value in scrap and re sales. 'Catalytic converter in situ on a vehicle
Catalytic converters are being stolen from cars due to their high value in scrap and re sales. 'Catalytic converter in situ on a vehicle
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CAR owners are being told to be vigilant after a series of catalytic converter thefts in south Northants.

The first theft from Whittlebury Road, Silverstone, happened between 1.30pm on Wednesday, April 18, and 7.30am the following morning. A catalytic converter was stolen from a silver Citroen van which was parked on a driveway.

The second theft also took place from a driveway, this time in Grays Lane, Paulerspury on Thursday, April 19. Between 9.30am and 5.50pm, a catalytic converter was stolen from a white Ford Ranger pickup vehicle.

Sergeant Micki Kennett, of Towcester Safer Community Team said: “These two incidents took place in the middle of villages, one during daylight hours and the other possibly also.

“There may turn out to be no further incidents but I would ask members of the public to remain vigilant at all times and, wherever possible, ensure their vehicles are housed securely.”