Op Anadrome active to tackle catayltic converter thefts
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Officers are working with the local community to deter catalytic convertor thefts as part of Op Anadrome.
Thieves are targeting all makes and models of vehicles - particularly Hondas, Toyotas and Hybrid cars - whilst they are left unattended.
High density car parks such as hospitals and fitness centres are likely targets, with offences usually occurring during daytime hours of the week - when vehicles are most often left unattended for large periods of time.
Most recently, an incident occurred on Tuesday (18 January), where a Lexus was targeted between 2pm and 6.30pm whilst parked at Queen' Hospital, Burton.
A Lexus was also targeted whilst parked on Cannock Chase Hospital, on Monday (17 January).
In-order to protect yourself from opportunists, consider parking your vehicle in a well-lit area, covered by CCTV, with your bonnet towards the wall.
Speak to your local mechanic about marking your convertor and always report anyone acting suspiciously to police immediately.