Warning after catalytic converter thefts in Mid-Sussex
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Police in Mid-Sussex are reminding car owners to watch out suspicious activity around their cars after catalytic converters were stolen from two vehicles in the area.
The systems were stolen from a Honda Jazz parked outside the owner's home off Perrymount Road in Haywards Heath between Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 June, and from a Lexus parked in the North Car Park at the South of England Showground in between 11.45pm and 12.30pm on Sunday 27 June.
Protect your car by asking your dealer if they can give you any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer and tested to Sold Secure Gold.
Mark your catalytic converter with a forensic marker and register your converter to make it harder for thieves to dispose of.
Park your car somewhere well-lit and overlooked, among as many cars as possible. Try to park so the converter can't be easily reached - close to a wall or fence. Try not to park at the end of the row if there are free spaces.
For more information on how to protect your vehicle, visit the Sussex Police website.
PoIice continue to gather information around such thefts, and encourage people to report any offences or suspicious behaviour to us to help us build that intelligence, by contacting us online or by calling 101. Alternatively, information can be passed to police anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555 111.
But if you see any suspicious activity taking place call 999 at once.