Derbyshire police discover ‘at least’ 12 stolen catalytic converters after car fails to stop
Derbyshire police say they have recovered ‘at least’ 12 catalytic converters from a vehicle that failed to stop.
Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit were conducting patrols in Killamarsh and along the county border with South Yorkshire Police when a Volvo failed to stop and was later dumped.
Posting on a picture on Twitter, the unit revealed that around 12 stolen catalytic converters were found inside the boot – five of which were stolen from Derbyshire yesterday (Wednesday, October 14).
They said: “Killamarsh and county border with @SYPOperations. Volvo failed to stop and dumped.
"At least 12 catalytic converters inside, 5 of which were stolen from Derbyshire yesterday. Call us on 999 if you see a crime in progress. Any other info call 101 or DM
Catalytic converters are fitted to vehicle exhausts to reduce the amount of dangerous gases emitted and they contain precious metals, such as platinum, making them a tempting target for thieves to sell in scrapyards.