Polce warning after catalytic converter thefts

CATALYTIC converters were taken from vehicles in Boston and Wyberton overnight between yesterday and today (Monday and Tuesday).

A Fiat Ducato van parked in Parthian Avenue, in Wyberton, and a black Toyota Hilux parked on a driveway in Arcott Drive, Boston, both had the valuable parts taken.

Police working as part of Operation Brompton, which is targeting metal theft in Lincolnshire, are now appealing for information to track down the thieves.

Crime prevention officer, Pc Nic Hanson, said, “A 4x4 catalytic converter can net a thief around £100 for two minutes work, a crime that may then cost the owner up to £900 to rectify. We urge motorists to take steps to make their vehicles less attractive to thieves which will help reduce the number of offences and ask the public to be vigilant and report all suspicious activity”.

Measures suggested by police for reducing the chances of theft including having the converter engraved to help police track it down having the converter welded to the car, parking in well-lit areas and investing in a lock.