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Wichita Falls police warn of catalytic converter thefts

Catalytic converters can cost up to $4,000 to replace.
Catalytic converters can cost up to $4,000 to replace.(NBC12)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 11:48 AM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Wichita Falls police are warning the public to look out for people stealing catalytic converters from cars.

Catalytic converters are a critical component in cars’ exhaust systems that can cost up to $4,000 to replace.

Police say those are targeted because they contain expensive metals and can be removed in less than a minute.

Police say if you see someone under a car and it looks suspicious, you can report it to them, as thieves can even take off with catalytic converters in crowded parking lots.

Law enforcement have a few tips to help as well, including engraving your VIN number into your catalytic converter, having it welded to your car’s frame or installing a car alarm.

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