Catalytic converter thefts have soared during the pandemic as drivers drive less and leave their cars unattended. Thieves can steal this antipollution device in a matter of minutes and sell it to scrap metal dealers for several hundred dollars for the precious metals it contains. A catalytic converter replacement can cost as much as $3,000…

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