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Crime Stoppers offering $1K rewards in fight to stop catalytic converter thefts

Investigators report a surge in catalytic converter thefts in recent months.
Investigators report a surge in catalytic converter thefts in recent months.(WKYT)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 3:29 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County is offering $1,000 rewards for tips that lead to felony arrests of people involved in transactions of stolen catalytic converters. Wichita police said Crime Stoppers also will pay $100 rewards for information leading to arrests in misdemeanor catalytic converter theft cases.

Police said, “catalytic converters are increasingly sought after due to the price of the precious metal found inside.”

The Wichita Police Department said it’s seen more than 500 cases of catalytic converter thefts this year and that there were 541 cases in 2020.

Tipsters can submit their tips in one of three ways: Call the crime stoppers hotline ate 316-267-2111, submit a tip by downloading the free p3 app or submit a tip online at www.stopcrime316.com.

“All tips are anonymous, and no one will ever ask for your name,” Wichita police said. “Crime Stoppers is a division of the non-profit Wichita Metro Crime Commission.”

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