Pleasanton Police are investigating a rash of overnight thefts of catalytic converters removed and stolen from Toyota Sequoias.
A letter from the Pleasanton Police Crime Prevention Unit to neighborhood block captains describes the details of the thefts.
Last night there was a rash of catalytic converter thefts in our city. This happened in the middle of the night, and every victim car was a Toyota Sequoia. Possible suspect description is a tall, black male adult in a dark colored vehicle (BMW or Honda type).
Please pass this on to your neighbors. Toyota trucks have been a popular target for catalytic converter thefts due to their high ground clearance and accessibility of the catalytic converter.
Thank you and stay safe,
CSO, Crime Prevention Unit
Pleasanton Police Department
According to Revel-Whitaker, the suspect vehicle may be lowered and the thefts were concentrated in the "Birdland area" of Pleasanton, which is off Valley Avenue, between Hopyard Road and Santa Rita Road.
Anyone with information about these thefts can call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931- 5100.