From the Queens Courier:
Police arrested two men in Flushing for allegedly sawing catalytic converters off multiple trucks in a U-Haul storage lot.
The device — which contains precious metals inside, like platinum — has been the target of a costly new citywide crime trend.
Dwayne Longmore, 31, and Neil Stephens, 33, were arrested Jan. 4 and charged with grand larceny for allegedly removing eight catalytic converters out of the 36-30 College Point Blvd. lot, police said.
The stolen devices totaled nearly $5,000, according to Crime Prevention Officer Anthony Lo Verme of the 109th Precinct.
Executive Officer Captain Tommy Ng said the precinct has not seen other catalytic converter thefts since the arrests.