About these crimes:
On August 26, 2015, there were numerous reports of catalytic converters thefts from vehicles located in the Beverly & Morgan Park neighborhoods (9900-11700 S. Campbell – Washtenaw). Most of the targeted vehicles appear to be small to mid-size SUVs. The thefts occurred between 12:00 am and 5:30 am. Pictured above is a catalytic converter. After cutting them off of cars, the converters are usually taken to junk yards and could be worth up to several hundred dollars.
About the offenders:
Victims & witnesses reported observing two male African American subjects dressed in hooded sweatshirts committing these thefts. The offenders were driving in a black Mercedes sedan with Illinois Dealer plates.
Be aware of this situation and alert neighbors in the area about this crime.
Offenders use a handheld power saw, look outside if you hear any cutting tools in the early morning hours, and notify police if suspicious activity exists.
Pay special attention to any subjects loitering in the area.
Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of any suspicious people including any vehicle description and license plate information.