You’d be surprised how much used car parts are worth….

May 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lewisville police arrested two men on Monday for stealing catalytic converters from Toyota 4 Runners.

 

 

This is from the news release:

 

“The Lewisville Police Department arrested Christopher David Cox (22) and Gregg Allen Fields (41) for felony theft (over $1,500) for the theft of six catalytic converters.   The converters were taken off of vehicles in Lewisville apartment complexes.”

 

 

 

Why 4 Runners? Well, the vehicle is higher up, making it easier to crawl under and cut out. Also, they’re worth about $1600 each!

 

 

Why steal them? They have small amounts of platinum in them.

But, police say unauthorized cracking open of a catalytic converter is a federal crime, because of EPA standards.

 

Either way, it’s a no-win situation.

 

 

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