Limerick thieves targeting Toyota catalytic converters

AN increased number of catalytic converters were taken from cars in Limerick over the past week with the thieves showing a preference for Toyota cars.

According to Limerick Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Ber Leetch, owners of Toyota Auris or Toyota Prius models should be particularly vigilant as criminals seem to prefer them.

“Three catalytic converters were taken from cars parked in Dooradoyle Park and all these were Toyota Prius. Two more Toyota Prius cars had catalytic converters taken from them while parked — one on the Dublin Road and one in the Annacotty area,” she explained.

“If you own a Toyota Prius or a Toyota Auris car, you must take extra lengths to protect your car.”