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Two Catalytic Converters, Tire Rims Stolen in Decatur

Police charged a teenager in a bicycle theft.

This information comes from Decatur police reports.

 Two catalytic converters stolen. These auto exhaust system parts are targeted by thieves because they contain a small amount of precious metals such as platinum, rhodium or palladium, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The first theft occurred Dec. 28 in the the 200 block of Madison Avenue when a man left his  2009 Honda CRV parked for two days. The second theft happened in the parking lot of First Baptist Church. A woman parked her 2008 Honda Element Dec. 26 and noticed a noise when she drove home. A mechanic discovered the part had been sawed off. 

Tires and rims taken. A man found his 2010 Ford F150 truck sitting on cinder blocks in the 800 block of South Columbia Drive on Dec. 30. Taken were four tires and rims worth $4,500. The man said he parked the truck the night before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cmiller January 10, 2013 at 02:16 PM
I am a resident at the new Emory Point Gables apartments. Yes, these are the apartments above the new shopping center. Someone cut my catalytic convertor out from my car on Monday night. I was parked I'm secure parking where all of the customers and residents parked. The damage to my car is bad, and Gables is doing nothing about it. This place is not safe!
Ralph Ellis January 10, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Cmiller, sorry about the theft. Hope the police find the bad guy.

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