New Braunfels Police look to return stolen catalytic converters to owners

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Are you missing a catalytic converter? The New Braunfels Police Department may want to talk to you.

The NBPD recently arrested three people who were in possession of 9 catalytic converters.

Police also found tools used to remove the devices from vehicles. All three, two males and a female, are from the Houston area.

Now that police have busted the crooks, they are working to return the catalytic converters to whoever owns them.

Of the nine, they were able to locate one of the owners. NBPD is asking anyone in the New Braunfels area who has had their catalytic converter stolen to call 830-221-4165.

The converters are popular with thieves due to the metals used to build them.

Police say the vehicles that are most frequently targeted for catalytic convertor thefts are any newer-model large pickup truck or SUV, in particular Toyota Tundras, Toyota Sequoias, and Mitsubishi Outlanders.

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