Reward Offered in Cheyenne Catalytic Converter Theft Case
A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by Tyrrell Auto Centers for information leading to the arrest of two individuals who stole catalytic converters from multiple vehicles at their Honda and Chevrolet dealerships.
Cheyenne Police Department spokeswoman Alex Farkas says the thefts occurred between 12:35 a.m. and 3:34 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17.
"Security footage shows two suspects crawling underneath parked vehicles in order to steal multiple devices," said Farkas. "I don't currently have the quantity of converters stolen."
"The suspect vehicle appears to be a dark blue, early 2000’s Chevy/GMC 2500, pickup truck with a color matched camper shell, tubular running boards, and 4x4 decals on the side of the bed," Farkas added.
Anyone with information about the thefts or who recognizes the suspect vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers Silent Witness at 307-638-TIPS or visit silentwitnesslaramiecounty.com.
Informants will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Catalytic converters, which are part of a vehicle's exhaust system, are most sought out by thieves because they contain precious metals and can be sold for scrap.
To help prevent catalytic converter theft, police recommend people follow these tips:
- Report someone acting suspiciously around parked vehicles, during the day or at night. This could mean looking under different cars and carrying tools.
- When possible, park in a garage or secured parking area. It is best to find well-lit areas, close to building entrances.
- Fleet vehicles and minimally used vehicles should be parked in a secured, alarmed, and well-lit area.
- If you have a car alarm, calibrate it so that it will activate when it detects vibration.