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Scrap Car Thief Activity

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Patrick Healy of NBC Los Angeles informed us of the following auto related story: “Recently a Diamond Bar couple was victimized by brazen and quite speedy driveway thieves. Security camera footage shows two suspects jump out of an SUV, roll underneath a parked Honda CRV, remove components with precious metals and take off. The precious metals — including platinum & sometimes even gold are needed by a piece of emissions control equipment that has been standard equipment in vehicles since the 1970s — the catalytic converter.

Recycling the metals from each of these units can produce scrap value of up to $200, and has made converters a hot item for thieves. The victim named Katia discovered the theft later in the day when she started the vehicle’s engine – and heard a much louder exhaust system with the absence of the converter. The theft happened at 3:30AM; she heard from another resident nearby that half an hour later, thieves had then tried to remove the converter from another car, but he yelled, and they fled.

Both made incident reports with the LA County Sheriff’s Walnut Station; in many households garages are used for storage, and cars are parked out in the driveway. The driveway where the theft occurred was unlit, thus the security video didn’t show the faces of the culprits, or the vehicle’s license plate number. Since the theft, the couple installed a motion sensor light in the driveway. Katia and her neighbor both took their Hondas to the same garage, Vtec Auto Repair. Owner Oliver Lu says he sees many cars from which the catalytic converters were stolen. For Katia’s car, the insurance adjuster estimated the loss as exceeding $2,700. The insurance policy had comprehensive coverage, but the policy holder is still responsible for paying a deductible. The degree of difficulty in removing catalytic converters can vary a bit among different car models. In this Honda, the converter is fastened in place with five bolts that are easily accessed from underneath with a socket wrench. Others require that the exhaust pipe is severed and some separate the converter into (3) separate components, one of which is reachable only by opening the hood. The catalytic converter in a V6 model Honda is particularly well-protected, and is built into the manifold itself.” The complete story is available here.

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