Catalytic converters stolen in West Ridge, Rogers Park

Police did not provide a description of any suspects, but warned residents to look out for double-parked cars that are kept running and people with power tools hanging out near vehicles.

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Three catalytic converters were stolen between Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, 2020, in West Ridge and Rogers Park.

Three catalytic converters were stolen between Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, 2020, in West Ridge and Rogers Park.

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Police are warning North Side residents about a string of recent catalytic converter thefts in West Ridge and Rogers Park.

In each incident, someone cut the catalytic converter from the bottom of a vehicle and fled, Chicago police said.

The thefts happened between 5 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 p.m. Aug. 4 in:

  • The 2600 block of West North Shore Avenue;
  • The 6700 block of North Lakewood Avenue; and
  • The 6600 block of North Maplewood Avenue.

Police did not provide a description of any suspects, but warned residents to look out for double-parked cars that are kept running and people with power tools hanging out near vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263.

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