Catalytic converter thefts reported on South Side

February 14, 2014 3:10:48 PM PST
Chicago Police are investigating several thefts of a high-priced car part.

At least 12 catalytic converter thefts have been reported since January 24.

They happened in four South Side neighborhoods: Washington Heights, Roseland, Auburn Gresham and Morgan Park.

The thieves are mostly targeting small to mid-size SUV's.

Once removed from vehicles, catalytic converters are usually taken to junkyards and sold for several hundred dollars.