Rash of Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Over the past three days, the Manheim Township Police Department has taken numerous reports of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles as they sit parked and unattended, in both Manheim and Lancaster Townships.  The theft of a catalytic converter requires the vehicle to be raised by a jack, and can be removed in only a minute or two by a skilled person.  Many of these thefts were observed by citizens but ignored because the suspects were wearing reflective vests - people assumed they were from a repair company / tow company.  The thieves are taking the catalytic converters to scrap dealers and selling them for cash.  The thefts that occurred in our service area are not unique - these theft have occurred in other area jurisdictions as well.

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Based upon witness accounts, we have the following descriptions available:

SUSPECT 1

25-30 year old Black male, average build, dreadlocks

SUSPECT 2

25-30 year old Black male, average build, hair in cornrows

SUSPECT VEHICLE

Dark Gray Dodge Caravan with Connecticut registration plates 

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Any person observing this type of behavior needs to contact police immediately.  Similarly, any person with information related to these thefts should call the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401 or leave information anonymously by clicking the 'Submit A Tip" button.


If you see something, say something!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

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