Baltimore, MD - May 27, 2023 - Queen B Pest Services fell victim to a brazen robbery in Pikesville. The company's Vice President, Yudy Brody, stated to FOX45 that despite keeping their vans within the sight of security cameras, criminals managed to tamper with four of them. The thieves stole four catalytic converters, worth around $300 each on the black market, within just twenty minutes. This resulted in a total of twenty thousand dollars worth of damage, with each vehicle estimated to cost $5000 to repair. Due to a global shortage, the precious metals found in catalytic converters - platinum, palladium, and rhodium - are quite valuable, with rhodium valued at approximately $10,000 per ounce. Law enforcement analyst Melisssa Pinkelton advised measures to prevent such thefts, including parking vehicles under good lighting, in garages, or in public view.