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Police Advise Vigilance After Rash of Catalytic Converter Thefts

Toyotas appear to be the target of the thefts.

Police are advising South San Francisco residents to park their cars in garages or well-lit and traveled spots after a rash of catalytic converter thefts since Christmas Eve.

, especially trucks and SUVs, police said.

To thwart more thefts, residents are encouraged to report any suspicious people or activities to police. Also if residents know of any catalytic converter sales they are encouraged to report them to police.

Catalytic converter theft is considered grand theft, according to police.

-Bay City News

Chris Corbett January 06, 2012 at 05:28 AM
What is a catalytic converter?
Jay Bud January 06, 2012 at 08:24 AM
Its usually in the middle of your car underneath, the toxic exhaust fumes from the burned gas in your engine go through them and are converted into being non-toxic and then out your tail pipe. The inside of them is platinum and you can get about $1400 for them
Chris Corbett January 06, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Wow! Thank you. I am cluless when it comes to cars and even have others do my oil changes...

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