BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Due to multiple catalytic converter thefts in the area, the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office wants car owners to remain cautious where they park their cars and report any suspicious activity that could lead to an arrest.
Catalytic converters are made of three metals that thieves will scrap for cash, often collecting hundreds of dollars.
Authorities warn the thefts can happen in just a matter of minutes and, at times, occur in broad daylight.
Thieves are not only targeting parking garages and commuter lots, but they are also stealing from unattended cars in boat launch parking areas and store parking lots.
If you see suspicious activity such as someone crawling under a car, you are urged to contact authorities immediately.
The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest and conviction. For more information, call Deputy David Moyer at (540) 928-2260.
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