Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

Catalytic converters contain precious metals such as rhodium, platinum, and palladium which ‘clean’ exhaust gases. The sharp rise in the value of these metals over recent years has driven up the rate of catalytic converter theft. Palladium is currently more valuable than gold, meaning that a catalytic converter can sell for more than £500 on… Continue reading Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Due to Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns, people aren’t using their cars as much as they used to. However, car crime remains a pressing problem in the UK – alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. Whilst we can’t always prevent it there are simple steps we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming… Continue reading PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

  There has been a surge in the number of catalytic converters being stolen in London, with thieves becoming increasingly violent, police say. The Met’s motor vehicle crime unit investigated nearly 15,000 reports of such thefts in 2020, compared to 9,500 over the previous year. The devices, which reduce the emission of pollutants, contain precious… Continue reading Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

Catalytic Converter Theft arrests and crime prevention advice

Three males have been arrested in an operation cracking down on the thefts of catalytic converters in Bexley.  The arrests took place in Watery Lane in Sidcup, and saw officers from MPS Longlands, MPS St Marys, MPS Blackfen, MPS Blendon and Kent Police Sevenoaks take part. On November 15, police reported that a catalytic converter… Continue reading Catalytic Converter Theft arrests and crime prevention advice

Increase In Catalytic Converter Crime In Shooters Hill Area

Today we want to highlight the increase in the theft of Catalytic Converters, especially across Shooters Hill Ward. Below is some advice from the MET police: Catalytic converter theft The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to an increase in their theft. To keep yours safe, ask your car dealer if they can give… Continue reading Increase In Catalytic Converter Crime In Shooters Hill Area