Jan. 23, 2012 - Boulder police release photos of possible suspect in catalytic converter thefts
So far, the department has received reports of16 thefts since Jan. 4. The thefts are occurring during the overnight hours in the area bordered by
The thief or thieves have been targeting SUVs and pick-up trucks, such as Toyota Tacomas, 4-Runners and Nissan Pathfinders, as well as one Honda Element. The suspect or suspects use saws to remove the catalytic converters, and can do so in many cases in less than one minute. The catalytic converters can be sold to scrap metal dealers, who extract precious metals (like platinum) from them.
The suspect in the attached photos is possibly involved in the case. He is seen in a Glendale King Soopers using a credit card that was stolen from one of the vehicles associated with the catalytic converter thefts.
The case number is 12-278.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about any of the catalytic converter cases is asked to contact Detective Kipp Euler at
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 09:06