Appeal for CCTV footage and warning to car-owners over catalytic coverter thefts
Police are asking for information or CCTV footage after a number of thefts of catalytic converters in Norfolk and are warning people to be security-conscious of their vehicles.
The first theft was from a blue Honda CR-V parked on Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich, and happened between 8am and 4pm on Monday (27 July 2020). Crime reference: 36/50842/20.
Police are looking for CCTV/doorbell camera footage of a black car in Tennyson way or Woodlands Way, Thetford, after a second theft from a silver VW Golf in a communal car park off Masefield Walk, Thetford, at 7.14pm on Tuesday (28 July 2020). Two men were seen getting out of the car, one was wearing a black top with ‘BOSS’ on the front, carrying a portable yellow saw. Crime reference: 36/51144/20.
In a third theft, a catalytic converter was stolen from a white Toyota Auris in Whitlingham Lane, Trowse between 11am and 3.30pm yesterday (29 July 2020). Crime reference: 36/51322/20
Another report on the same day found a grey Toyota Prius being tampered with in Kirby Road, Trowse at 12.47pm. Two men were seen trying to jack a car up. Crime reference: 36/51284/20
A fifth report yesterday (29 July 2020) saw a catalytic converter being stolen from a silver car in the South Norfolk Council car park in Park Road, Diss at around 11.30am to 2.30pm . Crime reference 36/51359/20.
Officers are advising the public not to approach the suspects but to call police on 999 in an emergency and 101 to report a crime.
Please can vehicle owners be vigilant by:
Keeping private vehicles parked in secure garages where possible and if no garage is available, in a well-lit public area.
Keep commercial vehicles in a locked building or compound
Use alarms, lighting and CCTV to deter thieves.
Anyone with information or who knows who is responsible should contact police quoting the relevant crime number.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org