Crime Alert – Catalytic Converter Thefts
There has been an increase in the number of reported thefts of catalytic converters throughout the city. The number of thefts has increased by 86 percent from 35 reported January 1 – July 10, 2018 to 65 reported during the same period this year. Seven of the 65 thefts were reported this month.
Twenty-three of the 65 thefts in 2019 have been reported from vehicles in church parking lots and 45 of the thefts have involved commercial vans.
The Durham Police Department is providing the following crime prevention tips:
Install a catalytic converter protection device