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Bryan PD warning after several thefts involving catalytic converters

Car theft
Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 17:51:10-05

BRYAN, TX — The Bryan Police Department is warning the community to stay alert after several thefts involving catalytic converters.

A catalytic converter is a device in a vehicle that uses a catalyst to convert three harmful compounds in car exhaust into harmless compounds.

The department says over the past few months beginning on January 15, six theft cases have been reported. Vehicles parked in secluded areas at several local businesses have been targeted.

  • January 15- January 18: 2100 block of North Earl Rudder Freeway
  • February 3- February 4: 2800 block of Clarks Lane
  • February 3: 3100 block of South Texas Avenue
  • February 8-February 14: 2100 block of North Earl Rudder Freeway
  • February 15: 1800 block of North Texas Avenue
  • February 17-February 18: 1600 block of South Texas Avenue

Bryan PD says the action requires the suspects to crawl under a vehicle.

The department is asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to report it immediately by calling the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600, the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345, or the Bryan Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888..

The community can prevent this by parking in busy, well-lit parking lots, engraving your car's VIN or your driver's license number into the converter to make it traceable, or have the converter welded to the frame of the car at a muffler shop.