Thieves target specific car part in linked Hatfield raids

PUBLISHED: 16:40 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 02 May 2017

Police are appealing for information following the thefts in Hatfield

Police are appealing for information following the thefts in Hatfield

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Thieves stole catalytic converters from vehicles in Hatfield in what police officers believe to be linked crimes.

The first incident happened in Bishops Rise between 8pm on Thursday, April 13 and 6.30pm on Monday, April 24.

The crooks removed the catalytic converter from a silver Volkswagen Sharan, which was parked on a driveway in the road. The crime reference number is B2/17/2026.

The second incident happened in High View between 4pm on Friday, April 21, and 1.30pm on Tuesday, April 25.

Again a catalytic converter was removed, this time from a red Ford Galaxy which was parked on a driveway in the road. The crime reference number is B2/17/2045.

The third theft was in Hare Lane between midday on Wednesday, April 19, and 5pm on Sunday, April 30, when a catalytic converter was taken from a grey Mercedes Sprinter van parked on the road. The crime reference number is B2/17/2152.

PC Shaun Buchanan, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “All three of these offences are being treated as linked and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area around these dates to please come forward and speak to me.

“I would also be interested in speaking to anyone who has been offered a catalytic converter for sale.”

Anyone with information can contact police via 101, quoting the relevant reference number.

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