Massive Catalytic Converter Bust: Chicago Police Recover 210 Units in Major Auto Theft Crackdown


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Chicago, IL – In a major crackdown on catalytic converter thefts, the Chicago Police Major Auto Theft Investigations Unit, in collaboration with the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Illinois Statewide Auto Theft Task Force, announced the recovery of over 210 stolen catalytic converters Friday night. 

According to Chicago Police, the successful operation follows an exhaustive 8-month investigation that resulted in the arrest and charging of two individuals linked to the thefts. Additionally, authorities seized the equipment used in these illegal activities.

Catalytic converter thefts have surged in Chicago due to the high value of the precious metals contained in these vehicle components. The recovered converters, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, deal a significant blow to the illicit trade.

The Chicago Police Department encourages the public to report any suspicious activities related to catalytic converter thefts, as they continue their vigilance in safeguarding the community.


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