Metropolitan Community College employees and students should please be aware that in the last two weeks, thieves stole two catalytic converters from vehicles parked on the MCC-Longview campus. There was also an attempted catalytic converter theft that was interrupted.
A catalytic converter is part of your vehicle’s emissions/exhaust system. Thieves crawl under the vehicle and cut off the catalytic converter in less than two minutes, using a high speed saw that makes very little noise.
To deter this crime, park your vehicle in a well-lit highly visible area. If you hear a loud exhaust noise coming from your vehicle after you start the engine, you may be a victim of catalytic converter theft.
Report any suspicious activity going on around your vehicle or anyone else’s, but do not approach the area. Go to a safe location and call the campus police immediately at 816-604-1200. Let’s work together to stop catalytic converter thefts from our campuses.