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Copythorne couple shaken after thieves stole catalytic converter from car on their drive

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A COUPLE were left shaken after being threatened with a metal pole by thieves who stole the catalytic converter from their car.

The incident took place in Pollards Moor Road, Winsor, last Friday at around 9.30pm and involved a Honda Civic parked on the victims’ driveway.

One of the pair, who asked to remain anonymous, told the A&T: “I was sitting watching television when I heard this grinding noise – it was deafening.

Thieves steal the catalytic converters from cars due to their scrap value (stock photo)
Thieves steal the catalytic converters from cars due to their scrap value (stock photo)

“I thought it was some roadworks so I asked my husband to go out and have a look.

“Next I heard a lot of shouting. I went out to see my husband being threatened with something like a metal pipe of some sort, and a man was shouting at him to get back.

“My husband is old school and I think he thought he could do something. It was so scary.

“I could hear the swishing noise as he was hitting out towards him. This guy was trying to keep my husband back as the car was still jacked up.”

After running inside to call the police, she heard one male shout: “Get the jack” before they drove off with no lights on in what was thought to be a hatchback.

She added: “We were so shaken – I couldn’t believe it.”

One of the males involved is described as of black or Asian ethnicity. He had a black fleece-type top, with white writing and his hood up.

A spokesperson for Hampshire police confirmed to the A&T: “We received a report that two people were sighted on a driveway on Pollards Moor Road in Copythorne stealing a catalytic converter from a vehicle.

“The property owner approached the two people and was allegedly threatened, before they fled the scene.”

Anyone who has any information about the incident should call 101, quoting crime reference number 44220128969.

Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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