Dozens of catalytic converter theft cases in Madison in 2020

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police are investigating the latest in a rash of catalytic converter thefts.

One was cut off and stolen from a Toyota Prius parked on Knickerbocker Street Tuesday night.

Crime analysts from the Madison Police Department say there have been a dozen of these cases this month and 47 total this year.

From those cases, about 100 converters have been stolen.

Police say the Toyota Prius is a frequent target -- 16 of the 47 cases have involved a Prius made between 2004 and 2008.

Thieves often steal catalytic converters in order to sell them to scrapyards or recyclers.

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