Police investigating string of catalytic converter thefts

Jul 12, 2015 12:49 PM by News Staff

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police in Northern California are investigating a string of thefts of catalytic converters throughout the city of Danville.

The Contra Costa Times reports that since April at least 20 catalytic converters have been stolen from Toyota trucks and SUVs.

Danville police Lt. Allan Shields says the thefts have been reported in an array of neighborhoods in the city at all hours of the day.

Shields says catalytic converter thefts seems like a countywide problem.

Last month, authorities in nearby Sonoma County said they have seen a series of catalytic converter thefts since March.

Police say thieves sell the devices to metal recyclers for up to $150 per converter but it can cost a victim about $4,000 to replace the device.

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