Catalytic converter thefts reported in Back of the Yards, Brighton Park

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Police are warning residents of a series of catalytic converter thefts over the past week in the Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods on the South Side.

The robberies occurred:

  • during evening or early morning hours between Nov. 3 and 4 in the 5100 block of South Winchester Avenue;
  • during evening or early morning hours between Nov. 3 and 4 in the 4500 block of South Wolcott Avenue;
  • during evening or early morning hours between Nov. 3-4 in the 4500 block of South Wolcott Avenue;
  • during evening hours between Nov. 2 and 4 in the 2100 block of West 54th Street;
  • during early morning hours Nov. 4 in the 5000 block of South Throop Street;
  • during the late evening hours Nov. 5 in the 2400 block of West 40th Street;
  • during the morning hours Nov. 5 in the 4700 block of South Campbell Avenue.

In these incidents, the suspects cut catalytic converters off cars parked on the street, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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