Catalytic Converter Theft in Downtown Santa Barbara

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Catalytic Converter Theft in Downtown Santa Barbara
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By Josh B.

Catalytic converter stolen from a Toyota Prius at Gutierrez and Chapala Streets in downtown Santa Barbara.

July 6th, 4:35am

SB Police Department Case #  21-201963-2

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MUNOZ'S AUTOMOT... Jul 29, 2021 07:36 AM
Catalytic Converter Theft in Downtown Santa Barbara

The video time line shows it took two minutes, but if it's a Honda Element it will be cut out much faster. For you protection consider installing some DETERENT SYSTEM.

a-1627509291 Jul 28, 2021 02:54 PM
Catalytic Converter Theft in Downtown Santa Barbara

Have y'all ever thought about why Toyota etc. don't have a more secure converter when Prius' have been a major target for many, many, many years? Why was security not worked into the vehicle design updates over the years? This problem is two-prong, first of course the criminals are the main problem, but second to that, aftermarket cats don't perform well and most people have to purchase an expensive OEM cat for replacement. Meaning, more money in Toyota's pocket, ah yes, it all adds up now. It's like a new form of planned obselecence, another facet of capitalism designed to help companies and hurt consumers. Follow the money. End rant.

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