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Catalytic Converter Thefts Hit Armour Square and Bridgeport, Police Warn

By Kayla Martinez | July 17, 2017 10:49am
 The theft of catalytic converters is a problem around the country.
The theft of catalytic converters is a problem around the country.
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CHICAGO — Police are warning Armour Square and Bridgeport residents about several catalytic converter thefts in July.

In the incidents, catalytic converters have been removed from unattended/parked cars. The thieves are after the metals inside the converters, which are worth around $100 to $150 at scrap yards or the black market.

The incidents occurred:

• Between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. July 9-10 in the 3000 Block of South Princeton Avenue

• Between 10 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. July 12-13 in the 3000 Block of South Broad Street

• Between 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. on July 12-13 in the 1100 Block of West 34th Place

• Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on July 12-13 in the 1100 Block of West 34th Place

• At approximately 6 p.m. on July 13 in the 2800 Block of South Keeley Street

Police ask residents to keep the perimeter of their property well lit, keep doors and windows secured, and to report any suspicious activity immediately.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact the Bureau of Detectives at 312-747-8382.