Catalytic converter thefts rise with metals prices

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LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) - Thefts of auto catalytic converters have risen recently in parts of Britain, encouraged by higher prices for precious metals used in the component which cuts harmful exhaust fumes. "In the last few weeks we have heard of the (catalytic converter) thefts starting again," said Vanessa Guyll, a technical specialist for AA Public Affairs. The AA is a British company that provides various services to drivers, including vehicle breakdown cover. The previous spate ...

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