Motorists warned after converter thefts report
LUTTERWORTH’S top cop is warning motorists to be on their guard after a spate of catalytic converter thefts in the town and around Broughton Astley.
Sgt Peter Jelbert said there had been a number of reports of thefts and attempted thefts over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.
He added: “It isn’t just a problem confined to Lutterworth and Broughton Astley, it is more widespread than that.
“Catalytic converter thefts are a trend that comes round every so often as they are tied to the cost of metal.
“Although in theory any vehicle with a catalytic converter can be targeted, four wheel drive vehicles tend to be more vulnerable because their chassis is raised from the ground and the converter is easier to get at.”
Sgt Jelbert said motorists should be vigilant, especially if their vehicle is normally left at the roadside overnight or out of view of the house.
He added: “We increased patrols in residential areas over that weekend in response to the thefts, but the key is for residents to also be aware and vigilant.”
Anyone who wanted to report a theft is asked to phone Lutterworth police on 101.
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