Jonesboro police investigating several catalytic converter thefts to start 2021
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - It’s a new year, and Jonesboro police are already investigating several catalytic converter thefts.
According to a police report, the first theft happened to an Arkansas State University van, where someone cut off two catalytic converters from a 2010 Ford Econoline E-350, valued at $3,000.
The theft happened sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4 at Burt’s Auto Service, 5527 E. Nettleton Avenue in Jonesboro.
The second theft involved a van from Master Roof & Remodel, 4801 E. Parker Rd., where $1,676.23 in damage happened when someone stole a catalytic converter from a 2017 Ford F-450.
The employee said that he drove the vehicle on Friday, but he noticed the converter gone when he arrived at the business Monday.
The employee also noted that a gate would have blocked access to the parking lot by vehicle.
The final theft took place at Lawrence’s Auto & Tire Services, 2012 W. Washington Ave.
According to the report, the suspects cut catalytic converters off five vehicles believed to be:
- Two 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe’s
- 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
The seven catalytic converters stolen are valued at $5,000.
There are no suspects so far in the cases.
If you have any information about the thefts, call Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.
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