Thieves Steal Catalytic Converter on Busy Street in Broad Daylight

At any given time, somewhere in the world, there are folks out there who will steal ...

At any given time, somewhere in the world, there are folks out there who will steal anything not bolted down. They might even steal things that are bolted down! Hopefully, these folks won’t be anywhere near you. However, there are some situations and precautions to be taken just in case. In fact, there are entire industries based entirely on peoples’ bad will. Millions upon millions of dollars are spent on safety measures in order to prevent would-be criminals from executing their crime. However, there are some situations that are really ridiculously impossible to prevent.

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One example of such a situation would be protecting the catalytic converter on a vehicle. This part is a quick steal and can pay off big time for thieves. Sure, someone could attempt to park in an area where they aren’t likely to have their vehicle tampered with. They could even go so far as installing an onboard camera in order to detect if a criminal is nearby. However, some are able to swoop in and execute the theft of a catalytic converter in less than a minute. It could be hard to prevent. Unless the owner of the vehicle was able to catch them in the act, it might be nearly impossible, in fact.

By following along with the video below, we see how brazen some of these criminals might just be. When we think of automotive crime, generally, I think that most folks are picturing a dark and isolated area in their heads. After all, the stereotype of such a criminal is somebody who operates under the cover of night and obviously without a crowd. However, these guys decided that they would jack up a Toyota Prius and steal the catalytic converter right in broad daylight. On top of that, it also appears to be only pretty crowded street. To the average passerby, they might think that these guys are just working on the car. However, with how quickly they throw their tools in it the getaway vehicle and speed off, we can tell that something isn’t right.

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