This information comes from Decatur police reports.
Two catalytic converters stolen. These auto exhaust system parts are targeted by thieves because they contain a small amount of precious metals such as platinum, rhodium or palladium, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The first theft occurred Dec. 28 in the the 200 block of Madison Avenue when a man left his 2009 Honda CRV parked for two days. The second theft happened in the parking lot of First Baptist Church. A woman parked her 2008 Honda Element Dec. 26 and noticed a noise when she drove home. A mechanic discovered the part had been sawed off.
Tires and rims taken. A man found his 2010 Ford F150 truck sitting on cinder blocks in the 800 block of South Columbia Drive on Dec. 30. Taken were four tires and rims worth $4,500. The man said he parked the truck the night before.