THEFT OF CATS IS ON THE INCREASE ! !

Innovative new campaign by Crimestoppers to focus on “lost CATS” across the eastern region.    The thieves are attracted by the contents of precious metal inside the Catalyst Converter fitted to your car.

Catalytic Converters were introduced as a vehicle emissions control device which converts toxic byproducts of combustion in the exhaust of from your engine to less toxic substances by way of catalysed chemical reactions. The specific reactions vary with the type of catalyst installed. Most present-day vehicles that run on petrol and diesel are fitted with a “three way” converter, so named because it converts the three main pollutants in automobile exhaust. The 3 main pollutants are carbon monoxide,  unburned hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen.   They are an essential and statutory requirement for your exhaust system and the catalyst precious metals used in their manufacture make them expensive to produce.    The theft of the Cats has increased due to the high market value fetched by selling of the precious metal constituent parts.   In consequence they are attracting much attention by thieves who just crudely cut away the Cat from the car exhaust system and sell them for high value scrap metal .    For more information :

Click Here :  Crimestoppers – Lost Cats

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