Thieves steal catalytic converter from car in Upper Beeding

Thieves stole a catalytic converter after targeting a car in Upper Beeding.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 2:18 pm

Police say they were called to Manor Road in the village shortly before 4am yesterday (July 13).

A resident was awoken by a noise outside her home and saw four men targeting a yellow Honda parked in the road.

She challenged the group, who were seen leaving the area in a silver estate car.

Officers from Sussex Roads Policing Unit attended soon after the theft, and confirmed a catalytic converter was stolen from the Honda.

A police spokesman said: “Signs that thieves may be targeting a vehicle to steal a catalytic converter include seeing a vehicle being raised using a car jack in a car park or residential area, and a loud drilling or cutting sound coming from underneath the vehicle.”

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or anyone who has CCTV or doorbell camera footage in the area, to come forward.

Anyone with information can report it to Sussex Police online or call 101 and quote serial 140 of 13/07.