St. Albert RCMP warning public about catalytic converter thefts

St. Albert RCMP are warning the public about a rise in Catalytic Converter thefts.

St. Albert RCMP are warning the public about a rise in Catalytic Converter thefts.

Vehicles that are left parked in public places overnight have become targets of the theft in the last two months, particularly in front of malls or stores. Police reported only one type theft in August, while in September there were 11, and there have been 2 in October with one failed attempt.

Catalytic converters can easily be removed by sliding under the vehicle and sawing through the piping. This means that trucks, vans and SUVs are more at risk for catalytic converter thefts as they are easier to crawl under. Residents are advised to park their vehicles in a well-lit areas, park them closer to either to the building or the street, and to be vigilant.

Attached is a photo of a suspect, courtesy of St. Albert RCMP. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to come forward.

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