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Catalytic converters stolen in Herefordshire
12:41pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
A NUMBER of catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in the county.
A Mercedes Sprinter van parked on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate and two Ford pick-up trucks - parked in Scudamore Street and Cotterell Street respectively, were all targeted between Saturday (January 14) and Sunday (January 15).
"It costs around £500 to replace and repair the damage caused after a catalytic converter has been stolen, so we're talking about thousands of pounds worth of damage since the start of the year,” said Charles Naylor, Crime Risk Advisor for Herefordshire.
"All but one of the reports we have received are of thefts from large vehicles such as 4x4s and vans, as it's easier for the thieves to gain access to the catalytic converters on these types of vehicles.”
Anyone with information can call police on 0300 333 3000.