August 19, 2022

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Man confronts catalytic converter thief, DPD urges others not to

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) – Denver Police told FOX31 that there were 500 reported catalytic converters stolen in the first three months of this year alone. That’s more than five every day.

Denver Police are warning the public that it’s not just a costly nuisance but could be dangerous as well. 

Thieves are starting to post an armed lookout to intercept anyone who catches them in the act.

Since March 2019, there have been 135 reported violent confrontations during catalytic converter thefts, or attempted thefts.

Police do not recommend confronting these thieves like a Lakewood man did because if they do have a weapon things could turn violent.

Brian Derry andSarah Schroeder were driving back from Palisade on Sunday afternoon when they came across a man who…

Carly Moore

2022-04-12 21:27:36

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