Police: Several catalytic thefts reported in Near North Side

CHICAGO – Chicago police are warning residents of the Near North Side of a series of car thefts involving catalytic converter parts.

The converter regulates a car’s exhaust emissions.

According to police, there have been six recent thefts or attempted thefts. Police said the thefts likely involved three suspects.

The suspects reportedly arrived at the scene of a parked vehicle and disconnected the catalytic converter from the victim’s vehicle.

The warning comes six days after a Lakeview resident caught suspects in the act and killed one of the thieves.

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