Crooks Stealing Catalytic Converters In Katy Area

Thieves struck here and other places too. Willow Fork Park is located along the Grand Parkway at Cinco Ranch Blvd. next to Cinco Ranch High School. Covering Katy photo.

KATY/FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – According to KHOU Channel 11, thieves are squeezing under cars and trucks in the Katy area and cutting their catalytic converters out from the vehicle’s exhaust system.

According to the report, there have been more than a dozen thefts. Two incidents happened at the Willow Fork Park which is next to Cinco Ranch High School, two thefts were also reported outside a hotel near Katy Mills.

Thieves strike where they know vehicle owners will be away from their cars for an extended period of time. One of the victims was a student at Cinco Ranch High School who left his car at Willow Fork Park for the day.

Toyota trucks are reportedly a common target because they have multiple converters and are easy to get under.

Repairs can cost $3,000.

More details are provided in this story from KHOU TV, Channel 11.

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