Catalytic Converter Thefts
THERE HAS BEEN A STARTLING INCREASE IN CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS
THROUGHOUT SAN DIEGO COUNTY. IN OCEANSIDE, THEFTS OFTEN OCCUR IN
NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR MAIN THOROUGHFARES, FREEWAYS, OR AT COMMERCIAL
What is a Catalytic Converter?
Catalytic converters are a critical exhaust component of vehicles located
How/Why are Catalytic Converters stolen?
Suspects often remove catalytic converters with saws and snipping tools.
The entire process can take just minutes. Catalytic Converters are sold for
the precious metals they contain after being stolen.
Most frequently targeted vehicles
Vehicles in commercial establishments that are not in view of surveillance
systems and Toyota Prius’s are the most frequently targeted vehicles.
How to prevent the theft of your catalytic converter
“Cat Strap” and “Cat Clamp” devices both cost less than $200.
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