Across Sussex the number of catalytic converter thefts has increased. Criminals are stealing the catalytic converters for the precious metals contained within them, some of which can be worth more than gold.

This week our officers will be at garages across Sussex offering free catalytic converter forensic marking with SmartWater. SmartWater is a liquid with a unique forensic code which is detectable under a UV light and can lead to the detection of crime and reunite people with their stolen property. All you need to do is go one of the garages listed below and your car’s catalytic converter will be marked. You will need to register, these details will be available on your visit.

To allow for social distancing and for garages to manage this effectively some are requesting you make a pre-booked appointment or they are allowing 15 minute time slots on arrival without an appointment.  Please see the details of the garages and who to contact if booking is required.

Division

Date and times

Garage

Contact info/booking

West Sussex

 

Horsham and Worthing

Tuesday 20 April between 9am and 2pm

 

Saturday 24 April between 9am and 11:30am

 

Motorline Toyota Horsham, Lyons Corner, Five Oaks Road, Horsham RH13 0SY

Arrival between stated times. No appointment necessary

West Sussex

Arun and Chichester

Wednesday 21 April between 1pm and 5pm

Snows Toyota Garage, Quarry Lane, Chichester PO19 8NX

Email PC Crump

West Sussex

Arun and Chichester

Thursday 22 April between 9am and 1pm

Halfords, Quarry Lane, Chichester, PO19 8NY

Email PC Crump.

West Sussex

Crawley

Wed 21 April between 9am and 2pm

Motorline Toyota Garage Gatwick The Drive, Gatwick Rd, Crawley RH10 9AN

Call Crawley front office on 101 and when prompted enter ext. 531280 or email.

 

East Sussex

Hastings and Rother

Tuesday 20 April between 10am and 4pm by appointment only

 

Wednesday 21 April between 10am and 4pm by appointment only

 

SLM Toyota St Leonards 3 John Macadam Way, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 7SQ

Call Hastings front office on 101 and when prompted enter ext. 560280 or email.

 

East Sussex

Hastings and Rother

Thursday 22 April between 11am and 1pm

 

Friday 23 April between 11am and 1pm

Rye Performance and Motorsport, Rye TN31 7UT

Arrival between stated times. No appointment necessary

East Sussex

Eastbourne

Thursday 22 April between 9am and 4pm

Halfords Autocentre, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, BN23 6PJ 

Arrival between stated times. No appointment necessary

Brighton and Hove

Thursday 22 April between 9am and 3:30pm

 

Friday 23 April between 9am and 3:30pm

Toyota Yeomans,351 South Coast Road, Peacehaven, BN10 7HH

Call 01273 769887 to book an appointment.