Another catalytic converter theft strikes two cars in Kalihi

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Police have arrested two men in their 30s who are suspected of stealing catalytic converters from two cars in the Kalihi area.

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It happened over the weekend.

Similarly, one owner, who operates a homeless outreach service, found their van’s catalytic converter stolen just last week. The victim says this is the second time in two months that the vehicle has been a target of vandals.

Due to the recent string of thefts, some state lawmakers have proposed making catalytic converter theft a felony, which carries a sentence of up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine, in an attempt to deter criminals.

No further details regarding the arrest have been made at this time. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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