RMU Students warned about vehicle safety


(RMU Sentry Media/ John Blinn)

Ellie Whittington, Assistant News Editor

An email has been sent to Robert Morris University (RMU) students about vehicle safety. Jeff James, the chief of police, warned those on campus to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in parking lots.

Catalytic converters are part of every vehicle’s makeup. They are part of the exhaust system and work to reduce different toxins, chemicals and pollutants that are produced. Catalytic converters have several metals in them such as platinum, that thieves want.

Theft of catalytic converters is becoming a nationwide issue, and students are encouraged to contact campus police immediately if they notice anyone working on cars in campus lots at 412-397-2424.

Jeff James further encourages students and staff not to approach anyone suspicious and to call the police to take care of it instead.