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Catalytic converter thefts reported in Bridgeport: police

The five thefts happened near the end of July.

Catalytic converters were stolen on the South and Southwest sides.
A series of catalytic converter thefts were reported in July, 2019, in Bridgeport.
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Police are warning residents on the South Side after a string of catalytic converter thefts were reported in July in Bridgeport.

In each case, someone removed the catalytic converters from parked vehicles, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The thefts happened:

  • About 3:45 a.m. July 24 in the 2800 block of South Poplar Avenue
  • Between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. July 23 in the 2900 block of South Canal Avenue
  • Between 9 p.m. July 23 and 3 a.m. July 24 in the 2600 block of South Emerald Avenue
  • Between 11 p.m. July 22 and 7:45 a.m. July 24 in the 3000 block of South Quinn Avenue
  • Between 6 pm. July 23 and 6 a.m. July 24 in the 2700 block of South Union Avenue

A description of any suspects was not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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