What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: April 19, 2018

Copper and Precious Metal Thefts

File: 2018- 7488/ 14524/ 458195/ 493856/ 122907/ 163134/ 219423/ 443597

Copper thefts and Precious Metals are a problem in St. Albert and the Province. When copper and other metal prices rise as a commodity, the RCMP sees an increase in thefts of copper wire and catalytic converters as criminals are selling the metals for an easy profit. Catalytic converters contain platinum, rhodium and palladium, which are expensive metals. Replacing a stolen catalytic converter can cost up to $2000.00 per vehicle.
Catalytic converters can be removed from a vehicle by sawing through the piping, and trucks and SUV’s are more at risk because they sit higher from the ground and are easier to get under.

Prevention tips would be:

Here are the St. Albert reports for 2018:

Anyone who has any information as to the identity of the party or parties responsible is asked to call St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE. All information is strictly confidential and you do not have to reveal your identity.

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