Motorists in Flintshire are being urged to security mark their catalytic converters
Motorists in Flintshire are being urged to security mark the catalytic converter (CAT) on their vehicles to deter thieves who steal them for scrap.
Operation Tornado is a police backed campaign encouraging motorists to spend about £5 on the measure and avoid the expense and inconvenience of replacing a stolen catalytic converter.
PC David Allmark said;
“A unique ID number is acid etched into the metal so they only way it could be removed would be by grinding off the number.
“Any CAT recovered from a scrap metal dealer with such grinding marks could be seized as suspected stolen item. Included in the kit is a security sticker for the vehicle window to warn would be thieves.”
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