Catalytic converters stolen from several marked SFPD vehicles

Several marked San Francisco police vehicles were struck by thieves who stole their catalytic converters, the police department said.

According to police, on Monday at around 1 p.m. an officer discovered that a marked police truck parked in the area of 16th Street and De Haro Street was missing its catalytic converter.

The officer went and inspected other police vehicles in the area and found that another marked police truck and two marked police vans also had their catalytic converters cut.

The incident was first reported by Mission Local, which said the thefts happened outside the police department's Special Operations Bureau building at 17th and DeHaro. The building also houses the SWAT Team and Bomb Squad.

There are multiple surveillance cameras positioned on the corner where the thefts occurred, but it's unclear whether those cameras captured video of the crime or the suspects.

So far, there have been no arrests in the case.

Police said there are after-market modifications that can added to vehicles, like cages welded around catalytic converters which can harden the targets and deter thefts.