With the cost of replacing catalytic converters soaring to new heights never seen before, states around the world are enacting new bills; also dubbed the “Scrap Metal Act”, to help combat the rampant cases of catalytic theft. But the real question remains: Will the new legislation be enough, or will it just be a temporary remedy leaving the “cats” on the streets to fend for themselves yet again?
Security camera footage captured the thieves on video but they were masked and hooded. Langley RCMP has swept for fingerprints but the key vault was practically empty leaving an estimated $600,000 - $700,000 of damages including seven stolen cars and all the re-keying of his inventory.
Leduc Alberta has seen an uptick in catalytic converter thefts in recent months. This rising crime trend comes as RCMP have responded to several thefts of catalytic converters, which they say is a crime of opportunity.