Arrests over catalytic converter thefts
Avon and Somerset Police would like to thank members of the public whose calls have led to the arrest of four people.
On Tuesday 10 August officers were called to Ashgrove Road, Ashley Down, just before 11.30pm in similar circumstances. Enquiries led them to arrest a man at 1am on Wednesday. He was later released under investigation.
Just after 12.20am on Thursday 12 August a witness reported being woken by an unexpected noise and seeing two men behaving suspiciously around a Honda Jazz car in Luckwell Road, Bedminster.
Later officers seized a number of suspected stolen catalytic converters from a car which was crashed and abandoned in Deanery Road.
Three men were arrested in the College Green area at about 12.40am and remain in police custody at the time of writing.
There were another four reports of cars being targeted for their catalytic converters on Tuesday night, in Fishponds, Hanham and St Andrews.
The police stated: “We’re always grateful when people take the trouble to call to report suspicious behaviour.
“If you hear a car alarm or other unexpected noise do look outside if you feel safe to do so and call 999 straight away if you see someone acting suspiciously or making off.”
Investigations continue, and if you have any information which could help, call 101 quoting reference 5221183414 (10 August) or 5221184400 (12 August).