Mapesbury Ward – PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROM CATALYTIC CONVERTER THIEVES
We are working to apprehend them. You can help us by following this advice to protect your vehicle.
Consider installing a Thatcham approved alarm to your vehicle. Ones that activate if your vehicle is lifted or tilted are particularly effective.
Use a catalytic converter protection device or marking system.
Fit protective coverings on catalytic converters, these can make it much more difficult for thieves.
Have your catalytic converter etched or forensically marked and put stickers in the windscreen to say this has been done.
Where possible park a vehicle against a kerb, with the catalytic converter being closest to the kerb.
Once an unmarked converter has been removed from a vehicle it’s quite difficult to match it to that vehicle as there aren’t any distinguishing marks.
Catalytic converters control and convert exhaust emissions from your vehicle into less toxic substances. If yours is stolen, you will know because your vehicle’s engine will sound different.
If you suspect your catalytic converter has been stolen, report it to us immediately by calling 101.
Thieves simply cut the catalytic converter from the exhaust pipe of a parked car and sell them on to scrap metal dealers.
Look out for people working under cars, if in doubt, call Police on 999 straight away, keeping yourself safe and give as much description as possible including any vehicle registration of vehicles they may be using.
Explain to the operator you have reason to believe someone may be trying to take a catalytic convertor.
Protect your home by protecting your garden
Crime prevention advice on how to protect your home by protecting your garden. Prikka strips can help or create a natural defence against burglary by planting particular shrubs.
Give burglars nowhere to hide. Please visit the link to see how you can help by protecting your property.
Register items with immobilise.com
Distraction burglary/ Bogus traders and door to door sales
Please see the link and pass onto neighbours, friends and family.
Below is a leaflet with advice on distraction burglary/Bogus trader