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Thieves Get Rich from Catalytic Converters

(Elkhart, IN) - It’s the new gold rush, perhaps, in the eyes of thieves. Nearly 100 catalytic converters were stolen where recreational vehicles are made in Elkhart.


According to police, a fence at the Forest River plant was cut, and 94 catalytic converters were cut off the RV’s inside the fence line. The take was estimated at $200,000


Authorities said catalytic converters are a hot commodity for thieves because the precious metals inside can bring several hundred dollars apiece when sold for scrap.

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