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Rash of catalytic converter thefts in New Westminster

There’s been a rash of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in New Westminster recently.

Police say nine cases have been reported in the past two months. Seven of them involved Toyota 4Runner SUVs while the other two were a Mazda MPV and a Toyota Tacoma truck.

New West police say thieves are after the platinum in the converters because they can get between $50 and $100 for the metal. Toyota 4Runner converters have a high level of platinum and the vehicle’s high ground clearance makes it easier to access the converters, said police.

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