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Catalytic converter (file/credit: CBS 2)

Nassau Police: Valuable Car Part Swiped Off 9 Vans Owned By Charity For Disabled

Authorities said the suspects stole catalytic converters from vans owned by the charity AHRC in the middle of the night. It could cost as much as $25,000 to repair the vans.

02/27/2014

Catalytic converter (credit: CBS 2)

Metal Thieves Targeting Cars At LIRR Station Lots For Pricey Part

Crooks have been removing catalytic converters off vehicles to make quick cash. Police said the platinum found in the car part can be worth as much as $1,500 an ounce.

07/12/2013

Thieves are targeting catalytic converters in N.J. Why? They want the valuable platinum inside to re-sell. (Photo: CBS 2)

Brazen Metal Thieves In N.J. Set Their Sights On Catalytic Converters

Forget about your hub caps or sound system being stolen. Now thieves have come up with a new item they’re stealing from vehicles.

06/11/2013

Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (credit: 1010 WINS/Steve Sandberg)

19 Catalytic Converters Stolen In Northern NJ

The thefts happened between 9:30 p.m. Thursday at 9 a.m. Friday at the Hyundai dealership on Route 23 in Wayne.

01/18/2011