Thieves take catalytic converters in Chobham village

Thieves have targeted a number of vehicles in a Surrey village stealing the catalytic converters.

Police said the thefts were from 4x4 and commercial vehicles, but people should take security measures and report anything suspicious.

Four thefts were reported this week in Chobham, Insp James Norbury said.

He said: "Unfortunately, it only takes a few minutes for a thief to crawl under your vehicle and remove the converter which is then sold on."

Two of the thefts were in the car park of the Red Lion Pub on Tuesday night and the others were in Broom Lane and Halebourne Lane.

Insp Norbury said officers were visiting scrap metal yards to try to trace people who were trying to sell the devices on.

Motorists have been encouraged to mark all valuable property, including catalytic converters, with their name and contact details by using special kits.

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