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Police list South Side catalytic converter thefts

February 14, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Catalytic converters are a popular target for theft in the winter. To warn South Side residents about the crime risk, the Chicago Police Department released an alert Friday afternoon detailing recent catalytic converter thefts in the 22nd and 5th police districts.

According to the alert, catalytic converters were reportedly removed or stolen from at least a dozen vehicles in recent weeks, most of them small to mid-sized SUVs.

The alert said thieves usually take the converters to junk yards, where they can sell for several hundreds of dollars.

The thefts reportedly took place at:

  • The 1800 block of West 87th Street on Friday, Jan. 24
  • The 9400 block of Parnell Avenue on Monday Feb. 3
  • The 11700 block of Hale Street on Tuesday Feb. 4
  • The 10500 block of Parnell Avenue on Wednesday Feb. 5
  • The 11200 block of Parnell Avenue on Wednesday Feb. 5
  • The 9400 block of Union Street on Thursday Feb. 6
  • The 9700 block of Morgan Street on Thursday Feb. 6
  • The 10100 block of Eberhart Avenue on Friday Feb. 6
  • The 10200 block of Vernon Street on Friday Feb. 7
  • The 9900 block of Perry Street on Friday Feb. 7
  • The 9300 block of Emerald Street on Friday, Feb. 7
  • The 600 block of West 100th Place on Friday, Feb. 7

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