Several arrested as police investigate catalytic converter thefts

SHARE Several arrested as police investigate catalytic converter thefts
SHARE Several arrested as police investigate catalytic converter thefts

Several people were arrested Wednesday afternoon in a police bust involving possibly hundreds of stolen catalytic converters.

Police from Chicago and Schaumburg executed a search warrant at a recycling facility near Chicago and Kilpatrick as part of a joint mission in conjunction with the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The search targeted several suspects responsible for stolen catalytic converters, police said. Potentially hundreds of stolen converters were involved.

Thieves typically use power saws to cut the parts off of vehicles, and resell them to scrap yards.

Authorities would not say Wednesday evening how many people had been arrested.

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