4 catalytic converters stolen in 12 hours at North Berkeley BART Station

A BART train leaves the station Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

BART police are reporting the theft of four catalytic converters in less than 12 hours at the North Berkeley station.

The thefts happened last Tuesday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. That makes 23 catalytic converters stolen systemwide, just this month. Authorities say the converters are targets for thieves because they contain precious metals including platinum.
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