Police warning over catalytic converter thefts in the Watton area

Drivers of 4x4s are being urged to keep their catalytic converters safe following a spate of thefts in the Watton area.

Catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in Threxton Road Industrial Estate over the Easter period.

A further vehicle was interfered with on the New Green Industrial Estate during the evening between Tuesday (April 17) and the following day. These crimes are possibly linked to three others in the county recently.

PC Carl Evans said: 'We've stepped up high-visibility patrols to identify an target offenders in the area. We are urging anyone who sees any suspicious activity in the area to us immediately.

'There are some simple steps you can take to make your vehicle safer. Parking parallel to another vehicle can make access difficult. It's best to keep your vehicle in a garage if possible, and ensure it is fitted with an alarm.

'Security marking your catalytic converter can be very effective and can help to identify it as a stolen item. You can contact you local crime reduction officer on 101 for more information.'

Advice on how to keep your vehicle safe includes marking the catalytic converter with heat resistant paint or parking it in a well-lit area.

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