The Hudson Police Department shared the following information on Facebook yesterday. It merits repeating here:
Hudson Residents! HPD has received FOUR reports of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles. The vehicles were parked at West Court Street, the John L. Edwards parking lot off State Street, Worth Avenue, and Green Street. It only takes thieves 1 to 1½ minutes to saw the converters off.
We are asking residents to be vigilant and report anything that may appear suspicious.
Here is a link to an informative video describing this nationwide rash of thefts: http://youtu.be/d1OoxDe-IDg.
THREE of the FOUR cars involved were Honda Elements. Thieves target vehicles with higher ground clearance. Also, Hondas have a more accessible converter. It's easier to get under with the tools to remove your converter.