Catalytic converter thefts continue to happen across the country, but in west Toledo, the criminals appear to be getting more brazen.
Jeff Booth, Manager at Earl Brothers Transmission and Auto-Repair, says several businesses in the area of Secor Road have been targeted.
"We've had some problem with thieves coming after hours and getting under the cars and chopping off the catalytic converters," Booth said..
Authorities say the thieves steal the part in order to sell the precious metals inside.
Booth says the crimes are even taking place despite the efforts they take to secure vehicles in their possession.
For tips on how to protect your vehicle from catalytic converter theft, read Nationwide Business Alert .