May 2014 sees us launch a brand new short film which aims to tackle the theft of catalytic converters, better known as "CATS". The film attempts to put a humorous spin on a crime type that is actually quite serious and has caused misery for millions of motorists.
Tom has a disastrous day because his catalytic converter has been stolen.
Metal theft and the increase of CAT theft
Although metal theft has seen a steady decrease the theft of CATs has seen a dramatic increase in the last three years. The charity is getting involved due to a lack of information around who is stealing them and where they are going. It is appealing for the public to give them information anonymously – and they could even claim a cash reward of up to £1000.
Ann Scott, Crimestoppers' Eastern Region Manager said: "I'm pleased to be addressing this crime type. Not only can it be expensive to replace a stolen CAT but it can be extremely inconvenient. I've heard of ambulances and charity vehicles being targeted - this is truly despicable and thieves need to be stopped."
Contact us anonymously
If you have any information about CAT theft, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No one will ever know who you are. Individuals can also pass on information anonymously using our Anonymous Online Form.