What is it? It is a critical component of your car’s exhaust system and can cost up to $2,000 to replace. Thieves target it because it contains expensive metals, has a street value and removal takes less than one minute. Theft Prevention Tips: Park in well-lit areas and close to curbs to deter access underneath your vehicle. When possible park your vehicle in a garage If you have a home video surveillance system ensure it captures where your vehicle is parked.
Ask your mechanic to engrave your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on your catalytic converter. Security devices are available to attach to your catalytic converter to make it difficult to remove.
Call 911 when you observe suspicious vehicles and or persons around parked cars or when you hear metal cutting sounds coming from vehicles. CRIME PREVENTION IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS! A MESSAGE FROM THE NETHER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT! Source: Nether Providence Police Department