Catalytic Converter Thefts

A catalytic converter was stolen from a Georgia DNR truck while being worked on at a local garage this week.

According to reports from the City of Summerville Police Department, a catalytic converter was stolen from the Government truck on May 4th.

A separate theft was reported to City Police on the same day, again of a catalytic converter. Tony White reported that a 2013 Hyundai Elantra belonging to Marks Auto Sales had been tampered with at some point.

Catalytic Converter theft has always been an issue, however it has risen significantly during and following the pandemic. While the parts fetch around $100 when sold, the cost of the repair can run between a few hundred to over $1,000. Tips for preventing theft of your catalytic converter can be found at here.