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La Porte vehicle dealership supplying $5K following robbers run off with 20 catalytic converters

LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) — Thieves strike a La Porte auto dealership right away and stole 20 catalytic converters. The component is a significant focus on for crooks who usually market it for scrap.

Rod Cevallos, Bayside Mitsubishi’s normal manager, contacted Eyewitness Information seeking assistance finding the perpetrators. He stated they are offering a $5,000 reward for information and facts that will assist La Porte police make arrests.

Employees explained surveillance footage captured two persons entering the home in the early morning hours Tuesday. They remained there for about an hour and a half.

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“We received a phone about 4:30 a.m. We have a cleaning crew that will come out,” explained Cevallos. “The gentleman who basically cleans our store is completely ready to leave. He listened to a sounds in his automobile. It did not audio the same way as when he arrived in. He alerted my assistance manager who life near by. He arrived out and appeared at it. Come to discover out the catalytic converter had been taken. That immediately was a red flag.”

At that, Cevallos claimed they started out hunting their inventory.

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The dealership’s support manager Brian Conlon said it will price all over $2,200 to repair each and every ruined car or truck.

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Thieves goal catalytic converters for the reason that they can probably get a pair of hundred dollars for each individual one by marketing them for the metals within.

Everyone with information and facts can contact Bayside Mitsubishi at 281-686-5437 or 281-421-2800.

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