Preston van drivers warned over catalytic converter thefts

Posted on - 11th November, 2014 - 2:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Avenham, Crime, Fulwood, Penwortham, Preston News, Ribbleton

Police are warning motorists after a spate of catalytic converter thefts across Preston.


Seven catalytic converters have been taken from Mercedes Vito/Sprinter type vans in Ashton, Fulwood, Ribbleton, Frenchwood and Penwortham.

Police say the thefts are taking place overnight during the last fortnight.

PS David Herbert of Preston Police said: “I would ask van owners to remain vigilant at all times and take whatever steps they can to ensure their vehicle remains secure. Any suspicious activity can be reported to the police and if anyone has any information, please contact police on 101.”

Officers from Preston’s neighbourhood policing team are advising van owners to ensure their vehicles are kept secure.

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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