SPD RELEASE: Since September of 2010 the Spokane Police Department Crime Analysis Unit has been tracking numerous catalytic converter thefts. To date there has been more than 40 city and county wide. Most of these thefts seem to be targeting 90's Toyota trucks and SUV's. The police department is seeking any information that may lead to the identification of potential suspects.

It is believed that most of these catalytic converters are stolen for their precious metals, so there is a good possibility that they are being stolen and taken to locations where they can be scrapped. Please be aware of any suspicious activity or persons working under these types of vehicles in locations where activity seems abnormal.