Auto repair shops seeing a spike in catalytic converter thefts

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The past few weeks, sheriff’s offices in Florida and Alabama have been warning of catalytic converter theft, saying those thefts are becoming more common.

We spoke with several auto repair shops to understand just how often this is happening. Everyone we spoke with says they are seeing more and more of those kinds of thefts, as it only takes a few minutes to get them off your car.

“The past year or two, it’s gotten really bad to the point I can’t keep enough converters on my shelf to meet the demand,” said Daryl McDonald, a co-owner of McDonald Muffler.

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