Texarkana Texas Police have put out a warning to citizens in the Texarkana area that there is an increase in catalytic converter thefts recently.

The TTPD posted on their Facebook page:
These guys are getting pretty gutsy. Over the last few days, we’ve had a rash of catalytic converter thefts - including at least six today in broad daylight while the victims were inside a store or restaurant. It only takes a couple of minutes to cut one off and get out of there.


Be On the Lookout For Someone Crawling Under a Vehicle

The police ask for you to be on the lookout for anyone that is crawling under a vehicle in a driveway or in a parking lot. It doesn't take long for these thieves to take a catalytic converter off of a vehicle.

Here's what to Do If You Do See Someone Under a Vehicle

Emergency and urgency, dialing 911 on smartphone screen.
When you see someone suspicious you need to call 911 immediately. Also, Police are asking that if you see the person leave in another vehicle which is more than likely what they will do to please make note of the type and color of the vehicle and if possible the license plate number too.

Why are these thefts taking place?


The catalytic converter contains precious metals. Find out what car is the most likely to have it's catalytic converter stolen in Arkansas. You can find out more about this problem and how to possibly protect your car from these thieves in the video below.

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