Police seek public’s help after rash of stolen catalytic converters

(ABC 6 News) – Police are investigating after a catalytic converter was sawed off a vehicle in southwest Austin.

According to police, on April 30, the victim went to start her vehicle when she noticed it was very loud and discovered the catalytic converter had been sawed off.

The investigation revealed the theft occurred around 4 p.m., and video of a possible suspect vehicle was found.

Police also discovered video of a red or similarly colored 4-door Mitsubishi Lancer stopping next to the victim’s car and sawing sounds could be heard.

Authorities said this is the 4th case of a stolen catalytic converter reported in the City of Austin within the last week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD Investigations at 507-437-9400.