A quick heads up for those of you that have vehicles fitted with catalytic converters.
There has recently been a spate (over 60 so far) of thefts of cat converters from vehicles round our way (Derby / Burton). It seems to be an organised gang. They seem to be using a rotary pipe cutting device which doesn't make much noise. They also seem to be targeting 4X4's, presumably because there's more metal to weigh in, plus they're easier to get underneath.
A pal of mine had the cat nicked from his Hilux. He reckons there's about 80 quid's worth of scrap platinum in it, but its cost over a grand to replace.
The police seem to think they've got them on the run round here, so they may move to another patch.
Keep an extra vigilant eye on your trucks.