Witness appeal following catalytic converter theft in Cheam
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We’re appealing for witnesses following a catalytic converter theft in Cheam on Friday (26 August).
The theft took place at some point between 1.30pm and 2.30pm in the car park next to Nonsuch Mansion on Fir Walk. The victim’s car was a white Honda CR-V.
Were you in the area of Nonsuch Park on Friday afternoon? Do you have dashcam footage that may assist our investigation? If you know anything that may help us please get in touch quoting PR/45220028788 via:
If you do not wish to leave your name, you can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Catalytic converter thieves are often involved in organised crime and arm themselves with poles and bats to deter members of the public from challenging them. They will use violence if confronted. Please do not approach them.
If you see or hear something that you think could be catalytic converter theft, we need to hear about it as soon as possible so we have the best chance of catching thieves in the act.
Spot the signs:
LOOK – cars are often (but not always) jacked up on their sides using a trolley jack
LISTEN – for the sound of drilling or cutting from underneath the vehicle
If you see or hear something suspicious that could be catalytic converter theft, make sure you’re a safe distance from the suspects and call 999. Give us as many details as possible about the suspects and their getaway vehicle. This will help officers track them if they leave before they can arrive.