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Tuesday, 09 August 2022 11:10

Catalytic Converter Thieves Busted in Texas

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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A new report out of southeastern Texas detailed how a theft ring was able to steal a dizzying number of catalytic converters before law enforcement put an end to the crime spree.

According to KHOU 11 in Houston, a group of men had a sophisticated criminal enterprise going which involved cutting off, purchasing and selling catalytic converters by the hundreds. To call it organized crime sounds accurate from the charging documents the news station obtained.

 

Instead of just spreading word from person to person they were looking to buy chopped cats, they were reportedly advertising on social media. Authorities said the catalytic converter theft ring would specify in those ads what model cars they wanted the cats from, providing a price they were willing to pay for each one.

 

The report said one of the guys arrested was already out of jail and has no active charges. The rest were in custody.

 

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