Man arrested on suspicion of catalytic converter theft
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A man has been arrested in Frimley on suspicion of catalytic converter theft.
Just after 1:30pm on Wednesday (10 March), a car using potentially cloned number plates was picked up by an Automated Number Plate Reader in Sandhurst.
Traffic units conducted an area search and the car was found with no occupants in the car park at Frimley Park Hospital. Two catalytic converters and some tools were recovered from the boot.
A 21-year-old man from Slough has been arrested on suspicion of theft and released on police conditional bail.
PS Sam Barwood said: “We are committed to stopping catalytic converter thefts from Surrey and urge the public to remain vigilant for signs of this crime and report any information to us. If you see a car being lifted up and hear the sound of metal being cut, it could be a catalytic converter theft in action. If you suspect this, contact the police immediately by dialling 999.”
If you have any information relating to this incident, please contact us quoting crime reference number PR/45210024689 via:
• Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk
• Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
• Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.