Grace Baptist Church is the most recent victim in the recent string of catalytic converter theft.
Police were called to the Evansville church after a worker realized someone had sawed off the converter to one of the church vans.
Since January, over two dozen catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in Evansville, Owensboro and Henderson.
The parts are stolen for their precious metal and resold to scrap yards for a profit.
The increase in theft has led to an increase in business for some area car repair shops.
"This particular converter here was an $800 job, and we've done them all the way up to $2,500, $3,000," said Daniel Hassebrock, head technician of M & M Auto Services.
Insurance companies will cover damage to vehicles if you have full coverage, minus your deductible.
Protect your vehicle by parking in a well-lit area or a secure place such as a garage.