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Thieves target Mercedes vans to steal their exhaust systems and catalytic converters

People in the UK taking full advantage of the end of summer day light savings time.

Officers suspect the spate of thefts is motivated by precious metals such as platinum and palladium found in the vehicles’ parts

Theft risk: Mercedes van drivers have been told to keep an eye on their vehicles
Detectives are warning owners of Mercedes vans to keep an eye on their vehicles after 24 thefts in just 23 days.

Police said criminals have been targeting Benz Sprinter models for their exhaust systems and catalytic converters.

Inspector Carl Williams, of Gwent Police , Wales, described the rise in incidents since September 30 as rapid - with most occurring during night time.

He said: “Catalytic converters are composed of several metals, some include small amounts of precious metals such as platinum and palladium, making them a target for criminals.

“We are currently investigating each reported crime and asking owners of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to secure their vehicles and remain alert.

“Steps that can be taken to prevent this type of crime include parking vehicles in well-lit, open areas and installing CCTV camera systems.”

Officers also said van owners should also consider etching a catalytic converter with a serial number as well as fitting them with protective sleeves.

Full details of each incident can be found on Gwent Police’s website.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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of course another answer is just not to buy second hand cats "... from a geezer wot I knows daahhn the rub-a-dub..." - or indeed e-bay or Craig's list either
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They aren't selling them for use on cars, they are selling them for the precious metals within them (scrap metal).
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