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Catalytic Converter Theft - Sutherland Close - Romsey

Alert message sent 11/12/2020 15:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


On Tuesday 8th December 2020 between 21:45 - 21:50 a number of unknown males have been stood by a vehicle. Two males have run off after being confronted and a White Ford Transit Van has driven off at speed.

The victims vehicle has had its Catalytic Converter stolen.

If you have any further information about this incident please call 101 and quote the following reference number.

Advice:

- Where possible, park in your garage.
- Alternatively, park in a location that restricts access underneath your vehicle.
- Consider security lighting.
- If your catalytic converter is "bolted on", you can have the bolts welded shut.
- Consider the installation of CCTV to protect your vehicle.
- Identify/etch your converter with a unique serial number (see Retainagroup, right) and advertise that the vehicle has been protected (window stickers).

Advice for businesses:

- If you have a fleet of vehicles, block those with high clearance using vehicles with low clearance. Obstruct access underneath the vehicles.
- Consider the installation of security lighting.
- Consider installing appropriate CCTV to protect your vehicle fleet.
- If your vehicles have "bolt on" catalytic converters, you can have the bolts welded shut.
- Identify/etch your converters with a unique serial number (see Retainagroup, right) and advertise that the vehicle has been protected (window stickers).
- Consider parking your vehicles in a secured compound.
- Consider installing a "cat-clamp" on your vehicles to secure the catalytic converter (see hyperlink).
- Report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.
Message sent by
Tobey Mason (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)

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