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LETTER: Controls needed to help stop catalytic converter thieves

Re: ‘Crime report: Crooks target catalytic converters in Parksville, Qualicum Beach’ (www.pqbnews.com, Jan. 30)

Controls are needed on used catalytic converter sales.

The easiest way to stop thefts is to close the market. Either governments should impose identity rules for sellers or law enforcement should put trackers on some “bait” units and charge the buyers with possession of stolen goods.

That would force scrap buyers to implement their own identity protocols. Allowing dealers to provide a thriving market for stolen property has got to stop.

Steen Petersen

Nanaimo

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