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Thieves Stealing Catalytic Converters From Santa Barbara Vehicles

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:38am

Some blatant thieves have been stealing catalytic converters from vehicles in Santa Barbara.

Police say the thieves will park their vehicle in the street, slide under a parked vehicle, and cut off the air pollution control devices.

The converters are valuable, because they contain some expensive metals, which can be removed for sale.

Police believe criminals from out of town are responsible for a recent rash of catalytic converter thefts in the city, which often occur in the middle of the night.

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