Appeal for witnesses after catalytic converter theft
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Police are investigating after the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle.
Officers were called to Manor Road, Upper Beeding, shortly before 4am on Tuesday (July 13).
A resident was awoken by a noise outside her home and saw four men targeting a yellow Honda parked in the road.
She challenged the group, who were seen leaving the area in a silver estate car.
Officers from Sussex Roads Policing Unit (RPU) attended soon after the theft, and confirmed a catalytic converter was stolen from the Honda.
Signs that thieves may be targeting a vehicle to steal a catalytic converter include seeing a vehicle being raised using a car jack in a car park or residential area, and a loud drilling or cutting sound coming from underneath the vehicle.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or anyone who has CCTV or doorbell camera footage in the area to come forward.
Witnesses or anyone with information can report it to Sussex Police online here or call 101 and quote serial 140 of 13/07.
Advice on how to prevent catalytic converter thefts or recognise the signs it may be happening is available on our website here.