MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is cautioning citizens to be aware that numerous reports of stolen catalytic converters, typically from General Motors cars, have occurred throughout Mason City. Incidents are taking place at night or early morning hours. If you hear suspicious noises near your vehicle, you are encouraged to call the MCPD at 641-421-3636.
According to the MCPD, the theft of catalytic converters has become a nationwide trend. The converters are removed and sold as scrap. Several thefts have occurred while the victims’ vehicles were parked in large parking lots.
Anyone with information on these thefts should call the MCPD at 641-421-3636.