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:

If you have information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE and would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at p3tips.com, or with the P3 Tips app. Crime Stoppers does not collect information about your identity. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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