Naas Garda Station
The catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle in Naas.
It took place at a car park, near the town on Newbridge Road between 8am and 2.30pm on January 8.
The female driver returned to the vehicle and heard a loud noise after she started the engine. The theft came to light after she brought the car, a 2004 Honda Civic, to a mechanic for inspection.
Catalytic converters are sometimes stolen because they contain precious metals like platinum.
Naas gardai (phone 884300) are investigating.