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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