Police receive several reports of catalytic converter thefts from cars

Friday, February 28, 2014 | 8:07 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The MU and Columbia police departments have received several reports of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles in campus and city parking lots.

The thefts are reported as happening during the day, most often from vehicles from the 1990s and early 2000s, according to a release from MU police.

Stealing a catalytic converter usually involves going underneath a vehicle and removing the part with a cutting tool. The release said police should be called to investigate if someone is seen with tools or getting under a vehicle in a parking lot.

Police request that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 875-8477.

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