Three arrested after ‘attempted theft from vehicle’ in Whiston

At around 12.10am on Saturday 18 February it was reported that three people had attempted to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle on Longton Lane in Whiston before fleeing the scene in a car.

Officers were able to locate the car on Dragon Lane and after a search of the vehicle, they found an array of tools, including the handle of a jack that matched a jack left at the scene.

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Catalytic converters, which reduce the emission of dangerous gases, are often stolen from cars because they contain valuable metals and can be removed in less than a minute.

Since the incident, a 16-year-old man from Liverpool, an 18-year-old man from Huyton and an 18-year-old woman from Huyton have been arrested on suspicion of attempted theft from a motor vehicle, interfering with the vehicle and walking for theft of a motor vehicle equipped.

All three have been released on bail pending further investigation.

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If you have any information regarding suspected vehicle crime contact us at @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is ongoing. Three arrested after ‘attempted theft from vehicle’ in Whiston

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