More than 320 catalytic converter thefts since October: police

Dec 11 2019, 10:15 am

Edmonton Police are investigating 320 catalytic converter thefts across the city that have taken place since October.

According to police, southeast Edmonton has been hit the hardest, with 69 vehicles targeted since October 1.

These type of thefts involve “thieves cutting off the pollution devices on predominantly Ford F-Series trucks, F350’s, Ford Econoline and Cutaway vans,” police said in a release.

Southwest Edmonton also experienced 58 incidents of catalytic converter thefts, while west Edmonton experienced 50 incidents.

“The thefts have occurred largely overnight and involve vehicles often found in industrial areas, auto dealerships and hotel guest parking lots. Most recently, however, vehicles including Honda CRVs, Chevy Cavaliers and Pontiac Sunfires are also being targeted in apartment building parking lots,” said police in the release.

Police have released the photos of three suspects and are appealing to the public to gather information about the thefts.

Suspect wanted in connection to catalytic converter thefts in a parking lot near 38 Avenue and 99 Street:

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Edmonton Police Service

Suspects wanted in connection to catalytic converter thefts in a parking lot near and 122 Avenue and 67 Street:

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Edmonton Police Service

Anyone with information is asked to contact Edmonton Police Service.