Seven Springs seeing surge of catalytic converter thefts | TribLIVE.com

 

Thieves have been hacking parts off cars to sell for scrap in and around the borough of Seven Springs in Somerset and Fayette counties, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI.

State police spokesman Steven Limani told WPXI about 30 catalytic converters have been stolen off of area vehicles in the past few weeks.

Catalytic converters, which are located between the engine and muffler of almost all modern cars, filter harmful emissions that would otherwise pollute the air.

They contain precious metals like palladium, platinum and rhodium — which makes them valuable targets for thieves who sell them for scrap.

 

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