Catalytic converters stolen

At least three vehicles have been deprived of their catalytic converters in recent days. Iola police are investigating the thefts.

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May 15, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Iola police officers are investigating a string of thefts involving the removal of catalytic converters from vehicles.

Officers were told of two vehicles at Twin Motors Ford — one on Wednesday, another on Thursday — being targeted.

Meanwhile, Michael Weide said Thursday the catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked near D of K Vaults.

Catalytic converters, which contain platinum and are used to contain pollutants from a vehicle’s exhaust system, are popular targets for thieves because they can be removed relatively quickly and resold to salvage dealers.