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North Side Cars Targeted In Spree Of Catalytic Converter Thefts

 Police said at least 11 catalytic converters have been stolen on the North Side since June 30. File photo.
Police said at least 11 catalytic converters have been stolen on the North Side since June 30. File photo.
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CHICAGO — Police are seeking suspects following a rash of late-night catalytic-converter thefts on the North Side.

In each incident, one or more people removed a catalytic converter from a parked car during the late evening or overnight hours, the Chicago Police Department announced in a community alert Tuesday.

The thefts occurred:

• June 30 to July 1 in the 4300 block of North Winchester Avenue between noon and 6:45 a.m.

• July 5-6 in the 1500 block of West School Street between 5:25 p.m. and 7 a.m.

• July 5-6 in the 2600 block of North Bosworth Avenue between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.

• July 6 in the 1000 block of West School Street about 8 a.m.

• July 6-7 in the 4700 block of North Malden Street between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

• July 7 in the 4100 block of North Hermitage Avenue between midnight and 7 am.

• July 8 in the 3400 block of North Claremont Avenue about 4 a.m.

• July 8-9 in the 1600 block of West Cornelia Avenue between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

• July 9 in the 1700 block of West School Street about 5 a.m.

• July 10 in the 500 block of West Oakdale Avenue between midnight and 1 p.m.

• July 10 in the 2300 block of West Cornelia Avenue about 1:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 312-744-8263 and mention Alert No. P17-N-154CA. Police are urging residents to call 911 to report suspicious activity.