Theft Of Catalytic Convertors

Published: 16 October 2019

Kent police have reported a spate of thefts from motor vehicles of catalytic converters were they have been removed and stolen.

"It is commonly reported that theft is due to the trace element of expensive and rare metals that catalytic converters contain. This may be true in some instances but most thefts are thought to supply the spare parts black market. If a new replacement exhaust can cost upwards of £2000, a good condition, genuine, stolen part can sell for as much as half of this price with the end customer being unaware as to where their replacement part was sourced from."

Catalytic converter theft prevention products are available on the market, designed to prevent these types of theft.