BC is seeing a surge in catalytic converter thefts and auto break-ins.
“When these vehicles are stolen, do you typically get them back?”
“Yes, but sometimes they’re trashed. It depends what they’re being stolen for… Some people steal them just as a mode of transportation, and some of these toads will steal them to commit criminal acts.”
“Did you see a lot of vehicle break-ins during your time as a police officer?”
“Lots of vehicle break-ins and unfortunately, some jurisdictions will not attend… Which if you’re a victim of crime, this can be infuriating… A lot of these car break-ins can be linked to criminal groups, so the old days of attending a vehicle break-in and dusting for fingerprints in some jurisdictions has gone and the bad guys know that…”