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Theft of Catalytic Converters

Alert message sent 25/05/2021 08:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Durham Constabulary

Hello, Weardale Neighbourhood team are urging residents to please be aware of the following:

Over the weekend period Friday 21st May 2021 to Monday 24th May 2021 there has been two reports of 4 x 4 vehicles being targeted in the Weardale area , near to the main road, A689 , thieves have removed the middle part of the exhaust system of the vehicles which contains the catalytic converter. Precious metals contained in the converters has increased in scrap value, owners to be vigilant as removal of exhaust systems may not activate the vehicle alarms, and damage is discovered when vehicle is next driven.

If you see any suspicious vehicles hanging around in the area please report your concerns to 101. If you believe you have been victim to such crime please also report this via 101.

Kind Regards

Weardale Neighbourhood Team.
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Chloe Gilding (Police, PCSO, Neighbourhood Police Team- Crook)

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