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12-296 Pinellas Detectives Seek The Public’s Help Solving Recent Catalytic Converter Theft Investigations

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Burglary/Pawn Unit

What:  Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Burglary and Pawn Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject caught on video surveillance stealing catalytic converters from a local auto dealership.

See PCSO press release 12-232 for similar incidents.

Where:  Import Auto’s
4550 34th Street North

St. Petersburg, FL

When:  The most recent incident occurred on 11/25/12 at approximately 4:30 a.m.  Similar incidents occurred at various other dealerships between 9/26/12-10/5/12.

How/Why:  

Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Burglary and Pawn Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject caught on video surveillance attempting to steal catalytic converters from a local auto dealership.

Between 9/26/12 and 11/25/12 three auto dealerships have been the victim of thieves stealing catalytic converters from vehicles in the dealer’s lots.

The suspect(s) has been breaking into the businesses in the evening or early morning hours.

See attached surveillance pictures.

If you recognize the individual in the photographs or have information related to the case please contact Detective Michael Hilliard of the Burglary and Pawn Unit at 582-6200. Or if you wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

See PCSO press release 12-232 for similar incidents.

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