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We are offering advice to car owners following recent incidents of catalytic converter thefts in Portsmouth.
There have been at least six incidents reported to us in the Portsmouth area in the last month.
The incidents took place between 19 June and 8 July in the Chewter Close, Ranelagh Road, Butcher Street, Clarence Parade, Hanway Road and Rockrose Way areas.
Five of the vehicles targeted were Toyota Prius, but the most recent vehicle was a Honda Accord.
Thieves steal catalytic converters for the valuable metals they can contain, which are extracted and sold on. Vehicles with a higher chassis are often targeted.
We would like to remind people of the following advice to best protect your vehicle:
Further details on how to keep your vehicle safe can be found on our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/vehicle-safe-and-sound/
If you see something you believe to be suspicious, call 101. You can also report online via our website www.hampshire.police.uk.If you believe a crime is in progress, always call 999.
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