Orange County has seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts. Los Angeles County has experienced it as well. Catalytic converter thefts saw a 1700% spike in the United Kingdom.
Why the sudden increase in stealing those particular car parts?
Catalytic converters are made of metal. Right now the prices of precious metals are increasing. So, the thieves are capitalizing on the fact that their treasures are worth more.
How can you avoid getting your converter stolen from your car or truck?
- Keep your vehicle secured in a garage or park in a well-lit area.
- Install motion sensor lights if you must park in the driveway.
- Install surveillance cameras that point at your car. Check that your existing cameras work properly. Digital cameras produce better quality video than analog.
- Report suspicious activity in Orange County to the non-emergency line for the Sheriff Department 949-770-6011. Call 911 if you see a crime in progress. “If you see something, say something.” Reports are anonymous.
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