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Catalytic Converters Stolen From 3 Vehicles, Including Clarkstown Town Truck

Police: Thieves target auto parts for valuable metals including platinum, rhodium and palladium.

Thieves eager to obtain valuable metals to sell for high scrap prices have targeted at least three vehicles in Congers, cutting off and stealing catalytic converters, according to Clarkstown police.

One of the vehicles inovolved is a Clarkstown town-owned truck parked at the old Congers train station, which is now a town park.

Police said thieves struck on Feb. 23, 24 and 27 on Harrison Avenue and Burnside Avenue in Congers, going under three vehicles and using power tools to cut off the catalytic converters — which contain platinum, rhodium and palladium. Across the U.S., such thefts have risen as the scrap prices for the metals have soared.

In addition to the town truck affected, police said two trucks owned by Prestige Pool & Patio, 60 N. Harrison Ave. were hit.

congeroid March 01, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Tough times for people.....
VinnyfromCongers March 01, 2012 at 01:12 PM
No, easy pickings for thieves. Condo and apartment complexes with large parking lots will be next.
George C March 01, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Is Daniel Letre back working for the town again?
Gregg March 02, 2012 at 06:36 PM
That was uncalled-for. It's like saying Vinny Reda can't get into Macys because of the demolition Just to bring up a name
well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and look at the plea barginning that drug dealer orcherstrated for himself in new city in the ice cream place..another friend of the townies...wasnt his father on maple ave too? typical clarkclownville antics.....

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