Reward offered for stolen Cheyenne catalytic converter

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 said the robberies took place between 12:35 a.m. and 3:34 a.m. on Monday, October 17.

“Security footage shows two suspects crawling under parked vehicles in order to steal multiple devices,” Farkas said. “I don’t currently have the amount of stolen converters.”

“The suspect vehicle appears to be an early 2000s dark blue Chevy/GMC 2500 pickup truck with a color-keyed RV shell, tubular running boards and 4×4 decals on the side of the bed,” Farkas added.

Anyone with information about the thefts or who recognizes the suspect vehicle is urged 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.

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Catalytic converters, which are part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, are most sought after 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, day or night. This could mean looking under different cars and carrying tools.
  • If possible, park in a secure garage or parking lot. It is best to find well-lit areas near building entrances.
  • Fleet vehicles and lightly used vehicles should be parked in a secure, alarmed and well-lit area.
  • If you have a car alarm, calibrate it to activate when it detects vibrations.

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