Catalytic Converter Thefts On The Rise

A crime alert in Central Kentucky, as reports of stolen catalytic converters are on the rise.

Thieves are ripping off cars in broad daylight, and causing hundreds of dollars in damage in the process.

Police in Lincoln County say they're seeing a rise in catalytic converter thefts in their area.

Thieves get between 10 and 120 dollars for each of the devices.

Police say there have been at least 10 cases of stolen catalytic converters from parking lots and neighborhoods around the county.

Investigators are keeping an eye on scrap metal yards to see is they can get a lead.


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  • by James Dusa II / American Welding Inc. Location: Toledo, OH. on Nov 12, 2007 at 06:23 AM
    We Have developed a very effective theft deterrent for catalytic converters. It is easy to install and will save consumers a lot of money and headaches. It has been proven 100% effective on U-Haul trucks in Detroit. For more info please go to CatClamp.com Thank you Jim Dusa II
  • by Gomer Pyle Location: Mayberrry/Camp Pendelton on Nov 10, 2007 at 09:49 AM
    That aint no catalytic converter thats a wheel drum. Wally says the catalytic converter is under the car. Wally dont make no charge for information just gas & oil if Wally didnt make no charge for gas & oil he wouldnt be in buisness long

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