MOTORISTS have been warned to take precautions following thefts of car parts in Flintshire.

The warning, from North Wales Police's community safety team, was released on Friday afternoon.

A spokesman said: "Beware - thieves are out and about stealing catalytic converters.

"One has been stolen off a Toyota Prius overnight last night on Woodland Street in Shotton.

"Park your car in a way that makes it difficult. Park so that the exhaust is nearest to fence/wall."

Speaking of the Shotton theft on resident, who did not want to be named, said: "I didn’t think that sort of thing went on around here.

"I don’t feel safe leaving my car outside my own house.”

More advice and tips on vehicle security can be found on the North Wales Police website: