Four cars have parts stolen from their driveways in one weekend

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CATALYTIC converters have been stolen from four cars in a spate of burglaries over the weekend.

Two incidents took place between 6.30pm on Saturday and 1pm Sunday in Summerhays, Great Linford, when thieves stole catalytic converters from a Toyota Hilux and a Seat Alhambra Estate.

The third took place between 10pm on Saturday and 1pm Sunday in Alverton, Great Linford, when thieves stole one from underneath a Seat Alhambra Estate.

The fourth took place between 9pm on Saturday and 9am Sunday in Mercers Drive, Bradville, when thieves stole from underneath a Mitsubishi Shogun Estate.

All four cars were parked on their driveways.

Detective Inspector Suzette Allcorn, of Local CID in Milton Keynes, said: “Following a spate of thefts in the Milton Keynes area, we are urging owners of vehicles with catalytic converters to put them in a garage if they can.

“I would ask anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity around the time of the offence to contact us. The theft of catalytic converters leaves vehicles unable to be used on the road which is a big problem for the victims.

“Industrial estates, car parks, and new car forecourts are also some of the places that are being targeted, where the more appealing vehicles are parked overnight.

“Vans, 4x4s and trucks are easier to target due to their height off the ground and easy access to the underneath of the vehicle, making them particularly vulnerable, although people carriers and estate cars are also being targeted.

“I would also ask that any suspicious activity around vehicles is reported to the police, especially overnight. We are working tirelessly to locate any offenders, arrest them and take them to court. All investigative opportunities are being taken and all potential leads are being followed up.”

Any witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.