Police: Two may have stolen catalytic converters

Posted at 6:26 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 19:27:24-05

Kansas City police took in two people Thursday who may be responsible for hundreds of stolen catalytic converters across the metro.

Four cars were damaged in a parking lot at the University of Kansas Medical Center Campus in Kansas City, Kan., earlier in the day.

KCPD Property Crimes Section worked to investigate recent thefts and search warrants were obtained.

Police said information from those warrants led them to a person of interest who was followed in their car and wanted for questioning.

The person of interest and another person in the car tried to run from police. One ran into a home near 22nd and Olive. Police eventually took both people into custody for questioning around 1 p.m.

Catalytic converters are located underneath vehicles and are often sold for about $50 each but can cost more than $1,000 to repair.

Thieves recently stole several catalytic converters from cars parked in a Blue Springs High School parking lot.

Police continue to investigate to determine if any of the thefts are related.


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