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Tags: catalytic converter | theft | vehicles

Catalytic Converter Thefts on Rise Nationwide

Catalytic converters seized in a recent investigation. (Utah Attorney General's Office via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 27 January 2022 07:24 AM

Opportunistic thieves are taking advantage of law enforcement agencies nationwide being too busy combating a rise in violent crimes to pay attention to smash and grabs from high-end luxury stores and the rising trend of catalytic converters being sawed right off cars.

Catalytic converters transform hazardous pollutants in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into less-toxic pollutants. But as the practice spreads nationwide, more and more people are starting their cars in the morning only to hear a strange sound that means carjackers have boosted their converter to cash in on the valuable metals the device is made of.

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Opportunistic thieves are taking advantage of law enforcement agencies nationwide being too busy combating a rise in violent crimes to pay attention to smash and grabs from high-end luxury stores and the rising trend of catalytic converters being sawed right off...
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2022-24-27
Thursday, 27 January 2022 07:24 AM
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