Articulated lorry containing catalytic converters stolen in Royston

PUBLISHED: 10:31 01 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:31 01 March 2013

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AN ARTICULATED lorry containing catalytic converters has been stolen in Royston.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the theft, which occurred at around 7pm on Friday, February 15. They have only just released details of the incident to The Crow.

The offenders approached the vehicle, which had been parked in Orchard Road, Royston, and forced the driver and another man from the vehicle and drove off in the lorry. They were using a white Ford Transit van which left Orchard Road at the same time.

The two men who had been forced from the vehicle were not injured.

Detective Inspector Dan Pawson, from Herts Police, is investigating the incident.

He said: “I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously with information.

“Whilst I am appealing to people in the local Royston area for assistance in relation to this investigation, I would also appeal to people in surrounding counties to contact police with any information about who may be involved or the whereabouts of the stolen goods.”

The stolen lorry was an articulated vehicle with a white tractor unit with a blue container which had DSV written in white on the sides. It contained a large quantity of catalytic converters.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts Police on 101 quoting reference number 656 of February 15. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The incident comes following a warning from Police earlier this year that catalytic converters are being targeted by thieves due to their precious metals they contain.

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