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Police: Catalytic converters stolen in St. Albans

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. -

Police say Catalytic converters are being stolen in St. Albans.

St. Albans City Police say since May 29th they've had 11 reports of people having the parts cut off their vehicles.

Catalytic converters are part of a car's exhaust system. They are valuable because they contain the precious metal platinum, which can be sold for scrap.

There is a state law on the books meant to prevent these kinds of thefts by requiring scrap dealers to identify sellers and to inform police about any sellers who can't provide proof of ownership.

"If you're going to park your vehicle, park it near the street lamps. What's been happening is a lot of it's been trucks or taller vehicles so it's easier for them to get underneath and take it," said Det. Cpl. Trevor Sargent, St. Albans Police Department.

There is a state law on the books meant to prevent these kinds of thefts by requiring scrap dealers to identify sellers and to inform police about any sellers who can't provide proof of ownership.

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