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Camera captures suspect vehicle for catalytic converter theft in Penticton

Incident took place overnight on June 15, in the 3000-block of Paris Street

Penticton RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying multiple suspects involved in stealing catalytic converters.

At 12:30 a.m. on June 15, suspects driving in a four-door silver sedan dropped off one of their passengers, who approached a target vehicle in the 3000-block of Paris Street and began removing the part.

The suspect vehicle was caught on camera driving around the neighbourhood, before collecting the passenger thereafter, along with the stolen component.

“There have been several recent instances of the theft of catalytic converters in the South Okanagan”, said Cpl. James Grandy from Penticton RCMP. “Catalytic converters are part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, targeted for their precious metals and black-market value.”

Police released the video on Friday, June 16, with hopes that someone may be able to help in identifying the suspects.

“We’re encouraging anyone who sees anything suspicious, in particular people seen loitering in parking lots, or someone peering underneath vehicles, to call police,” Grandy added.

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