It wouldnt surprise me if these people arrested have stolen from people in this thread as thieves like this will target different cities to thin out the police focus. LA is a huge county. Not to put them all under the bus but night collecting metal scrappers are known to be thieves in and around Burbank. No doubt unless these people have any related priors they will walk with a fine and county jail time. Scumbags.Burbank Police did a sting and caught some catalytic converter thieves. Wish every SoCal police dept. would do this.
Go into youre local PD and ask to speak with the officer handling your case. You will likely be directed to a detective. Bring a print out of the Burbank PD case above to make sure he is informed of these crimes and that other departments are doing something about it. This could prompt the detective to contact adjacent departments. Burbank PD realized this was a criminal issue and conducted a sting. Santa Monica has the man power to do this as well. Even more so as its a very traffic heavy area with lots of out of town visitors on a daily basis.Hi all,
My '05 Element had its cat stolen last night; it was parked curbside on Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica. Just moved here from Boston a week ago, talk about a welcome to the neighborhood.
Great to hear good things about the CatClamp, just ordered one myself. Luckily (?) the car had an appt this morning at the dealership to replace the recalled airbags, so it's chilling off street for a bit...filed a police report and insurance claim. There are a ton of Elements in this neighborhood, so I'm wondering if any others got hit...man, what an expensive pain.
Lots ppl have actually.Surprised nobody else did that yet
this was discussed above, or in the other cat theft thread. Or did they get merged? I've lost track.Does having a side step prevent theives from stealing the cats? has anyone with side steps had their cats stolen?
I tried the insurance route and :xGEICO:x said they wanted to charge ME to insure the cat clamp, and couldn't care less about comping me anything for buying it.I know it's been asked before but does anyone know if the Maxx is really worth the extra $200? I got my CC converter stolen last week from my '06 Element. $2318 ($500 deductible). My mechanic said to buy the cat clamp, just the basic one.
I read on a review on the cat clamp website where someone claimed his insurance paid for it. I called mine up and they said they do not cover the cost of the clamp, and that also, any sort of device is pretty useless.
Sorry if I'm bringing down the room. I think having one would be better than not having one, myself, but I am curious if investing the extra $200 for the Maxx is worth it.
Unless it has changed, try signing up for the site, for emails, account, whatever. They used to send a code for signing up, like a day or two after I think. Also you can check code sites like RetailMeNot for newer codes.I just tried plugging in both the 20% off and 15% off codes on that catclamp website and all they gave me was 5%.
The CAR is out of warranty too, but it's covered.Mine got stolen 7/3/2014 in our apartment parking lot in Upland,Ca. But my insurance said they wouldn't cover it because the car has 172500 miles on it and the cc is an expendable part and was no longer under the manufactures warranty of 8 years 80k miles. So now I'm with out a car as I don't have an extra 2500 laying around.