WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – You may have heard that in recent months, catalytic converter theft has been increasing, not only locally, but across the country.
The latest alert comes from the Wytheville Police Department.
Wytheville authorities say they have taken three separate reports of catalytic converter thefts from a hotel, an auto repair shop, and a church in the past week.
With the crime continuing, police say there are steps that you can take to lessen the risk of your catalytic converter being stolen.
- Park in well-lit areas, close to entrances of buildings
- If you can park in a garage, be sure the garage door is closed
- Have the catalytic converter welded to your car’s frame
- Engrave your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the catalytic converter
- Calibrate your vehicle’s alarm to go off when it detects vibration