Thieves steal catalytic converter from van

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Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves removed the catalytic converter from the underside of a van parked in Middleton.

A Mercedes Benz Sprinter van that was parked on a driveway in Main Street was targeted between 4pm on Thursday, August 8 and 8am the following morning.

The catalytic converter and exhaust were removed from the van.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area to report it.

PCSO Sue Lester, from Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The offenders will have needed to go underneath the vehicle to remove the parts and then make off with them.

“I’d urge anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area to call us as soon as they can.

“It’s also worth checking the security of your own vehicles and parking in a place where it would not be easy for a thief to get under the van and steal valuable parts.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.