Jonesboro police investigating several catalytic converter thefts to start 2021

Updated: Jan. 5, 2021 at 9:29 PM CST
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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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