Schaumburg police warn residents about spike in catalytic converter thefts
Another Chicago suburb is seeing an increase of catalytic converter thefts.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Schaumburg police a warning residents Thursday to watch out for a rise in catalytic converter thefts.
A catalytic converter is a device which attaches to a vehicle’s exhaust system. The metals inside are highly valuable.
Police said a skilled thief can remove a catalytic converter in less than 90 seconds with a few simple tools, including an electric saw.
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The repairs however can cost you in excess of $1,500.