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St. Albert RCMP team-up with local businesses to combat catalytic converter thefts

In response to a surge in catalytic converter thefts, St. Albert RCMP have initiated a partnership with local businesses to etch VIN numbers onto the converters. This collaborative effort aims to aid law enforcement in identifying stolen units and providing vital evidence for investigations.

Catalytic converters piled up in the back of a truck. Courtesy of The Canadian Press.

Currently, eight businesses in St. Albert are participating in the initiative, demonstrating a community-wide commitment to curbing these thefts.

Businesses currently in participation:

if any other local shops are interested in participating, contact St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 for more information. 

it is encourgaed to report any criminal or suspicous activity. If you see a crime in progress dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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