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Catalytic Converter Thieves Targeting Tri-State Churches and Businesses

38 catalytic converted theft cases have been opened since November with church and business vehicles being the primary targets in Daviess, Ohio, and Henderson counties, according to Kentucky State Police.

Posted: Feb 3, 2021 9:45 AM
Updated: Feb 4, 2021 10:12 AM

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is asking Tri-State residents to remain vigilant of their vehicles due to a string of local catalytic converter thefts.

A statement issued by the agency Wednesday says that KSP Post 16 in Henderson has recently documented a number of catalytic converter thefts and that the crime doesn't stop there.

According to KSP, concentrated catalytic converter thefts have also occurred in Daviess and Ohio counties, in addition to other areas of the Tri-State including Evansville.

Since November, KSP says investigators have opened 38 catalytic converter theft cases.

The majority of those theft cases involve company and church vehicles left sitting overnight.

According to KSP, detectives believe the suspects are operating a white cargo-style van, but no other information is available at this time.

KSP says that depending on size and make, catalytic converters can bring in anywhere from $20-$400.

Anyone who sees a suspicious individual and thinks they might be a target for the theft is urged not to confront the individual but to instead call local authorities immediately.

Anyone with information on the suspects or theft investigations is asked to call KSP Post 16 at 270-826-3312.

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