Colby sees rise in catalytic converters thefts

This photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department shows stolen catalytic converters that...
This photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department shows stolen catalytic converters that were recoverd after detectives served a search warrant at a storage unit in Phoenix on Thursday, May 27, 2022. The bust came amid a national surge in thefts of the pricy auto parts that play a critical in reducing vehicle emissions and has led lawmakers in 36 states and in Washington D.C. to consider new laws to address the problem. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)(AP)
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 4:45 PM CDT
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COLBY, Kan. (KWCH) - The City of Colby announced on its Facebook page that it’s had several catalytic converters stolen off of vehicles in the last week.

The post suggests that locals are careful where they are parking their cars and also asks people to remember to lock their vehicles and not to leave valuables in plain sight.

On the post, they also urge that if you see something or hear something please report it to law enforcement so they can stop the thefts.

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