Catalytic Converter Thefts Reported On The Northwest Side

Sun-Times Media Wire
July 05, 2020 - 1:59 pm

    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago police are warning residents of a string of catalytic converter thefts reported in June on the Northwest Side.

    In each incident, someone driving a small, dark-colored sedan pulls up next to vehicles parked on residential streets and uses tools to remove the catalytic converter from under the vehicle, according to a community alert from Chicago police. The most targeted vehicles are SUVs.

    The thefts happened:

    • About 2:45 a.m. June 11 in the 5400 block of North Sayre Avenue;
    • About 6:30 a.m. June 12 in the 4900 block of North Mason Avenue;
    • About 5:25 a.m. June 20 in the 5200 block of North Natoma Avenue;
    • About 5:30 a.m. June 20 in the 5400 block of North Neenah Avenue; and
    • About 4:45 a.m. June 24 in the 6000 block of North Oconto Avenue.

    Police believe two males are involved.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394.

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