Monday, January 11, 2010

Catalytic Converters Catch The Eye of Thieves

Cookeville area thieves are once again vandalizing vehicles to get to their catalytic converters. Authorities say the smog control devices contain aluminum and other metals that many thieves attempt to sell for scrap. Officials at the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency office on Williams Enterprise Drive told police that someone had stolen the converters off of ten vehicles which were parked at their building. A battery was also stolen from one of the vehicles. The loss was placed at more than five thousand dollars.