Converters Stolen From Car Dealerships

09-12-06 - Some Durant car dealerships are the victims of a growing trend in crime.

Red River Ford and Reynolds Auto Group say between two and three catalytic converters were stolen off their vehicles this weekend.

This isn't the first time it has happened. They say the thefts began about four months ago.

Red River says about 20 have been stolen from them in that time.

Catalytic converters contain small amounts of valuable metals that scrap yards will pay up to $200 for, and in doing so, they are breaking the law as well.

Most of the converters are taken from SUVs and trucks since they are easier to slide under.

Police think a power tool is being used to cut the converters out of the cars.