25 May 2022

Laois Gardai issue warning after Catalytic Converter thefts

catalytic converter being removed from car

Gardai issued advice to motorists in Laois following a number of catalytic converter thefts.  

Gardai said, “there have been a number of thefts of catalytic converters from cars around the Laois Offaly Division.”

A catalytic converter is an emission control device which is attached to the exhaust on the underbody of a vehicle. They are being targeted by thieves due to the precious metals they contain.

Gardai advised motorists to park in non isolated well lit areas, consider purchasing a catalytic converter locked and to have the converter marked with a vehicle registration number.


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