Five arrested after spate of catalytic converter thefts

Five people have been arrested after reports of a spate of catalytic converters from vehicles in South Holland.

The five men have been arrested on suspicion of theft from motor vehicles and one for going equipped to commit crime.

Police say the arrests follow a spate of theft and attempted thefts of catalytic convertors in the Holbeach and Spalding areas over the last month.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “In the early hours of this morning, Monday January 11, officers were called to an address on Sluice Road, Holbeach.

“It was reported a catalytic convertor had been stolen from a vehicle and the offenders had left the address. 

“During their inquiries officers arrested 5 men, aged, 25, two aged 27, 30 and 31 years old, from the Holbeach and Spalding areas.  They remain in custody.

“Two cars, a green BMW estate and a grey Audi estate have been seized.  The investigation remains ongoing.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have information that will help with our investigation and anyone who has had a catalytic converter stolen in the area that may not have reported it, to contact us.”

You can contact Lincolnshire Police on on the email link– Remember to put the reference incident 22 of 11 Jan  in the subject box.

Via the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 22 of 11 Jan

Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit or call 01522 947510 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.

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