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Bury St Edmunds – Free catalytic converter marking

March 8, 2013, 2:59 pm

Police in Bury St Edmunds are holding a free catalytic converter marking session to help reduce crime.

Drivers of commercial and non-commercial 4 x 4 vehicles and vans are invited to come along to receive the free service.

The event is taking place between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Thursday 14 March at the West Suffolk Health Depot, off Olding Road in Bury St Edmunds.

Officers are particularly keen for drivers of vehicles with a high ground clearance to come along, as these are often targeted by offenders.  These include 4x4s, Ford Rangers, Mercedes and Iveco vans.

Anyone who attends the event will also receive a leaflet offering detailed crime prevention advice in relation to catalytic converter theft.

To reduce the chances of catalytic converters being stolen, vehicle owners can also:

– Keep private vehicles in a well-secured garage where possible, and if no garage is available, in a well-lit public area.

– Park vehicles in such a way as to make access to the catalytic converter difficult, or parallel with another vehicle if you own one.

– Keep commercial vehicles in a locked building or compound.

– Use alarms, lighting and CCTV to deter thieves.

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