Surrey police warn over catalytic converter thefts

Catalytic converters worth thousands of pounds have been stolen during a spate of thefts in Runnymede.

Surrey Police said a total of 13 commercial vehicles had been targeted by thieves.

The force has urged motorists to get their catalytic converters marked with a special kit to make it harder for thieves to sell at scrap metal dealers.

Surrey Police is hosting a free marking event at the Curfew Bell Garage in Chertsey on 28 March from 1030 GMT.

Catalytic converters use metals platinum, palladium and rhodium to remove toxins.

An increase in thefts across the UK is blamed on rising metal prices.

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