KPIX 5-CBS: 'Black Market Costco' Busted; 15 Arrested in San Jose Catalytic Converter Theft Crackdown

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A six-month-long investigation into catalytic converter thefts in San José has led to the arrest of 15 suspects and the seizure of illegal weapons, over $50,000 in cash and the recovery of over 1,000 converters believed to have been stolen from vehicles throughout the Bay Area.

Named ‘Operation Cat Scratch Thiever’ the investigation targeted prolific catalytic converter thieves and the illegal underground market that has fueled the surging crime trend.


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