Tri-State businesses and residents continue to be targeted by thieves looking to make a quick buck off of stolen catalytic converters.
Despite Indiana lawmakers recently elevating the crime to a Level 6 Felony, the thefts haven't slowed down in the River City.
Over the weekend, the Evansville Police Department says its officers responded to a catalytic converter theft at Fox Pools over on West Franklin Street.
Officers went to investigate that theft after the caller reported two catalytic converters had been taken from company vehicles.
Just one day earlier on Friday, an Evansville woman told police someone had attempted to steal her catalytic converter from her car, which was parked under her canopy. She said that when she started her car in the morning, it made a loud sound. When she took it to her mechanic, she learned an attempted theft of her catalytic converter had occurred.
Anyone who's the victim of a catalytic converter theft should report the theft to their local law enforcement agency immediately.