ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A St. Charles car repair shop is the latest target of thieves stealing catalytic converters. FOX 2 reported on a huge bust last Thursday in St. Louis, where detectives found hundreds of stolen parts, including catalytic converters, in a raid that lead to multiple arrests. However, fear of getting caught is not stopping the crooks from stealing.
Thieves stole 12 catalytic converters from a car repair shop in St. Charles. Investigators said the crooks cut their way through a fence to get into Complete Car & RV Center on New Town Boulevard.
They took the catalytic converters from RV’s being stored there by clients.
The shop’s owners are now increasing security by adding more cameras.
Police said catalytic converters are valuable because they contain metals like platinum, gold, and copper.