POLICE have issued a warning to vehicle owners following thefts of catalytic converters.
Officers are warning vehicle owners to be vigilant following four thefts of catalytic converters in Stockton and Middlesbrough.
Three reports were from Stockton and one in Middlesbrough.
It is believed Hondas and Toyota vehicles have been targeted.
Police are offering advice to vehicle owners on keeping their vehicles safe in a bid to prevent thefts.
They said, if possible, park your vehicle in a garage. If the car is in an exposed area, secure the converter to the vehicle as much as possible. Consider installing private CCTV where your vehicle is in sight. Install good quality lighting to potentially deter opportunist thieves.