WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic-converter thefts

The report is from Sam:

Our 2004 Prius had its catalytic converter stolen Monday or Tuesday night. We finally got it into Alki Auto this morning to diagnose it. And we were one of three vehicles they got today with stolen catalytic converters. Seems like this isn’t going away anytime soon.

Checking our Crime Watch archives, this type of theft has been going on for the entire 12+-year span we’ve been publishing West Seattle news – thieves are after the metal content.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic-converter thefts"

  • Flivver August 7, 2020 (5:34 pm)

     Cat. Converters were added to most cars in 1976. It took a couple of years before the crooks really caught on. Theft’s been going on since then.  

  • Oh boy August 7, 2020 (7:36 pm)

    Sorry this has happened. But,  please come and get mine and make that stupid light go away.  😆 

  • Matt P August 8, 2020 (12:46 am)

    Really need to start going after the scrap yards buying these.  It’s got to be obvious where they are coming from.

  • dj August 8, 2020 (11:22 am)

    Same as mine. My car is still parked in Bay area streets and got to know that the convertor was stolen. Prius 2007 model. 

  • Jeff August 8, 2020 (12:22 pm)

    Same thing happened to our Prius this past week on Avalon Way.  According to local mechanics, this problem is rampant.

  • Max August 8, 2020 (2:48 pm)

    Ditto. 2007 Prius parked on 36th near Stevens St.

  • Sara V. August 11, 2020 (6:57 pm)

    This happened to our 2009 Prius as well. Please make sure you report this to the police. Damn thieves.

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