Someone broke into on 1107 West St. and stole nearly $18,000 worth of new car parts sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, Annapolis police said.
The cars were inside a fenced in lot. A thief or thieves pulled apart a section of the fence on Smithville Street and unbolted the catalytic converters from 11 trucks. A catalytic converter helps to control a vehicle's emissions by converting toxic byproducts of combustion into less toxic emissions.
Police said that each converter had an an estimated value of $1,630, for a total loss of $17,930.