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messageCatalytic convertor theft
Posted by mrsjones November 04, 09:43PM

My Honda CRV had its cat stolen today at 2pm in the car park at Belair park. Many people were in the car park at the time, and several people assumed it was the owner fixing their own car as it was so brazen. I have no number plate to share, but be aware of people jacking up cars or going underneath them!
Belair car park has no cameras, so it's not as safe for cars as it seems.
Thinking of getting a cat lock on my next one...if anyone has one please let me know which brand of lock you have and who fitted it.

messageRe: Catalytic convertor theft
Posted by OscarM November 05, 12:00PM

Sorry to hear that, what a pain. Last week I chased off (well, banged on the window) a group of 3 men who were attempting to get at the bottom of a Mitsubishi SUV parked outside my house in ED for the same reason. They stopped in the middle of the road, stopping traffic, to do it but scarpered once challenged - quite unbelievable. Three guys in a silver saloon (also didn’t get the plate). Certain vehicles are more vulnerable / in demand I think.

messageRe: Catalytic convertor theft
Posted by Metallic November 05, 12:06PM

Just how long does it take to remove one from a car?

messageRe: Catalytic convertor theft
Posted by Bumpkin November 05, 05:49PM

There was a previous thread on this, ours was taken from ED Rd in August. Kwik fit said v common round here. 3 done in a day at Sainsbury’s car park according to them.

messageRe: Catalytic convertor theft
Posted by Lowlander November 05, 09:08PM

Metallic Wrote:
> Just how long does it take to remove one from a
> car?

About five minutes from a Toyota / Honda apparently, which is why they are targeted...

messageRe: Catalytic convertor theft
Posted by Penguin68 Yesterday, 02:40PM

As a thought, but if you have room in your street to have a choice of parking place, two cars parked closely together and back to back (leaving room in front of each to un-park) would make such thefts far more difficult - and might cause thieves to move on to easier targets. It might have the additional effect of encouraging neighbourly behaviour. As I said, just a thought.

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