More catalytic converter thefts in Keynsham

catalytic-converterPolice are asking people to be aware after the theft of more catalytic converters from vehicles in the Keynsham area.

There were three reported thefts on the night of Wednesday 23rd April in Lays Drive, Coronation Avenue and Firs Avenue.

The vehicles were targeted by thieves who removed the catalytic converters using a professional chain-cutting tool.

“We need people to report any suspicious activity they may see around vans and trucks, particularly during the night,” said an Avon & Somerset police spokesman.

They say the thefts are likely to be linked to five reported incidents in the town over a two-day period in March.

“Catalytic converters contain precious metals – their exact composition will determine their re-sale value.  Anyone with any information or who sees anything suspicious is asked to call 101,” said the spokesman.

They can cost upwards of £250 to replace but thieves also cause hundreds of pounds worth of damage in removing them.