TWP WOODSTOCK. – Michigan State Police are investigating an attempted theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at an auto repair shop.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on September 24, people attempted to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at Irish Hills Collision, 14221 WUS 12 near Brooklyn, according to a Michigan State Police news release. , Monroe Post. The incident was captured by a security camera system on company property.
Through investigative leads and security system video, it was determined that a van drove up to the property at 3:09 a.m., the statement said. Shortly after, a person was seen on camera walking towards a parked vehicle and crawling underneath. The suspect vehicle is described as a mid-2000s white four-door pickup truck with half doors in the rear, possibly a Chevrolet Silverado. The truck also had a white tonneau cover and no visible license plate.
The person captured in the video appeared to be a man wearing a dark colored hoodie. The person began to remove the catalytic converter from the parked vehicle with a cutting tool but stopped abruptly after being startled by a nearby neighbor who heard the incident, the statement said. The person got into the white van and fled with the driver at 3:15 a.m.
Catalytic converters are part of a vehicle’s exhaust system. They contain precious metals for thieves.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Michigan State Police Monroe Post Trooper Tyler Rutkowski at 734-242-3500.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Telegram: Police investigate attempted theft of catalytic converter