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KPD Warns of Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Knoxville Police Department tells KNIA KRLS that within the last 36-hours the KPD has taken multiple reports of thefts of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles as well as scrap metal from businesses. Locations around Knoxville have seen the same types of thefts. The person(s) appear to have been targeting larger vehicles, such as straight trucks and vans, however smaller vehicles have been damaged as well. If you see anyone or hear anything suspicious happening around a vehicle or an automotive business, please do not hesitate to call 911.