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Police seek catalytic converter thief spotted by victim

Incident happened Sunday morning in the area of Imperial and Woodlawn roads
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Looking out her window early Sunday morning, a woman living spotted a man under her SUV. She banged on the window and the man fled, but not without her catalytic converter.

As explained in a police news release, the incident happened at about 2:40 a.m. in the area of Imperial Road North and Woodlawn Road West.

The victim attempted to follow the man, but when she started her vehicle the sound from the exhaust was described as very loud.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing all black and carried a backpack. He was seen on video getting into a white pickup truck with red markings on the doors.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to call Const. Firas El-Ayoubi at 519-824-1212 ext. 7129 or email him at [email protected]. Details can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at