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More Than 300 Catalytic Converters Stolen In Stockton In Past 4 Months

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STOCKTON (CBS13) — There have been more than 300 thefts of catalytic converters in Stockton just since June 1, according to police records.

To combat the rash of catalytic converter thefts in the city, a Stockton car dealership is offering to engrave license plate numbers on the converters of Toyota models.

Local recycle centers have been made aware of the recurring thefts of these converters, Officer Pete Smith said.

Toyota Tundras, Sequoias, and other similar vehicles with higher ground clearance are usually targeted by thieves because the converters are easier to access.

Toyota of Stockton is offering to engrave the license plate number of the vehicle into the catalytic converter of Toyotas for free in an attempt to help deter thefts.

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