Police are urging vigilance and appealing for information after a number of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in Suffolk recently including the Ipswich, Newmarket, Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds areas.
Catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in three locations in Ipswich during the evening of Monday, January 20.
Vehicles were parked on Peterhouse Close, Havergate Road and Nightingale Road.
In two incidents the owners who reported the crimes, witnessed two males interfering with their vehicles. On closer inspection they found that the catalytic converters had been removed. The thefts took place between 5.35pm and 5.44pm on Peterhouse Close; 8.15pm on Havergate Road and Nightingale Road sometime between 7.15pm, on Monday, January 20, and 8.30am, the following day.
Police were also called at 6.15 pm on Friday, January 17, to reports that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a Prius car parked on Springfield Avenue, in Bury St Edmunds. It is understood that this was the second time the same vehicle had been affected. The first theft took place on December 31 at the same location.
Two thefts took place in Newmarket and one in Haverhill. At some point between 3.30pm on Tuesday, January 7, and 11.15am on Wednesday, January 8, a catalytic converter was stolen from a car – a Lexus – while it was parked outside an address in Exning Road, Newmarket.
A further incident was also reported on Wednesday, January 8. At some point overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, an unknown offender stole the catalytic converter from a car – a Honda Jazz – while it was parked outside a property in Freshfields, Newmarket.
Another incident was reported on Wednesday, January 8. At some point overnight, unknown offender/s stole the catalytic converter from a car – a Toyota Yaris – while it was parked outside an address in Pipers Close, Haverhill.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information about these incidents or who saw anything suspicious at the time should contact Suffolk police.
Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
Phone – call 101.