OFFICERS have warned residents to remain vigilant after a spate of catalytic converter thefts in the town.
Between May 19 and 23 police recorded six incidents which involved the car part being taken from vehicles in Malvern.
Targeted vehicles included on Kinnersley Road, Oakfield Road, Albert Park Road, Yates Hay Road and Moat Crescent.
Police have advised owners to keep vehicles in garages, if possible, install motion activated lighting, get locks fitted to the converter and to use high visibility signage to deter thieves.
PC Dave Wise, of Pickersleigh Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have seen a small increase in these thefts in recent weeks.
“Due to the scrap value of precious metals within catalytic converters, vehicles with higher ground clearance can be at risk of opportunistic thefts.
“We would urge people to take the precautions issued.”
Anyone with further information on any of the thefts can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.