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Potters Bar police mark catalytic converters for free in bid to deter thieves
Police are offering drivers the chance to have their catalytic converters marked for free to deter metal thieves.
The theft of the devices is rising in Potters Bar as a result of the high price of some rare metals.
Strategic crime reduction officer Ian Dowse said: “There’s been a rise in the theft of catalytic converters in recent weeks, particularly from diesel vans, because of the precious metals in the unit and the fact that they are relatively easy to remove.
“Marking the converters makes them much less appealing to thieves as they can easily be traced back to where they were stolen from.
“We are now working with reputable scrap metal dealers across the county who routinely record whom they buy metal from, so we have a good chance of catching the person that stole the unit.”
Hertfordshire Constabulary has joined up with JTT Autotech Garage in Hollies Way Industrial Park to provide the free marking service for diesel-engined vehicles from Monday January 7.
To make an appointment call the garage on 01707 658899.