LETTER: Catalytic converter theft sign of a larger problem

Editor:

We parked at the South Surrey Park and Ride Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and took public transit to Vancouver.

Upon our return, I started my van and was greeted by a loud engine noise – so loud it frightened me.

It sounded as though my muffler were missing.

I took it to a Midas Muffler, who advised me my catalytic converter had been stolen.

Upon further investigation, it appears I am not alone. The supplier reported that 20 catalytic converters in the past week have been replaced.

It seems as though there is an epidemic of theft going on.

Our trip to Vancouver cost well over $500 between transit fare, lunch, parts and mechanic’s fees. The greater cost is the loss of time and our sense of security.

May our experience serve as a warning to others and may it prompt transit police and the RCMP to increase the surveillance at the park and ride.

“Park at your own risk.”

Sereno Masotti, White Rock

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