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Michele Willer-Allred, Staff Reporter
5:22 am PDT June 8, 2020

May 29

A catalytic converter with an estimated value of $1,500 was reported stolen from a Toyota Prius parked on Pacific Coast Highway. 

The alleged victim stated he parked near his home on May 28. At the time, the vehicle was running normally with no mechanical issues. When he returned on May 29 and tried to start the vehicle, it made a loud boom noise. He looked under the vehicle and discovered the catalytic converter missing. It appeared to have been cut out and removed. Surveillance video was not available.