The San Francisco Police Department has recently been the victim of their catalytic converters being stolen. Across the country thefts of catalytic converters have been increasing with the rising crime rates since Biden took over.
About 1pm on Monday, a San Francisco officer noticed that one of the department’s marked trucks had it’s catalytic converters stolen. The truck was parked on Potrero Hill the police released in their statement. Upon further inspecting of the department vehicles in the area, it was discovered that 3 other marked cruisers, 2 department vans, and another truck all had their catalytic converters stolen.
In their statement, the San Francisco Police Department noted that the Special Operations Bureau building had been targeted on 17th and Haro streets and houses many of the police fleet.
No arrests have been made yet and they police say the investigation is still ongoing.
Catalytic converters have become a high theft item lately as crime surges all over the country, with California being hit especially hard. Thieves are able to drill out the small car part in just a few minutes, and sell it for a high price, with places often paying $50 to $250 per converter.
Anyone with information is urged to call the San Francisco Police Department tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.