Chicago Police are cautioning drivers in Beverly and Morgan Park after thieves made off with a bounty of catalytic converters cut from vehicles early Wednesday in the Far South Side neighborhoods.
The duo targeted small and mid-size SUVs while stealing “numerous” converters between midnight and 5:30 a.m. at various locations between 99th and 117th streets between Washtenaw and Campbell, according to a community alert issued Thursday.
Catalytic converters can be sold at auto yards for hundreds of dollars.
The thieves were described as two males in hooded sweatshirts who took off in a black Mercedes sedan with Illinois dealer license plates.
Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 747-8273.