15 Catalytic Converters Stolen in Sterling

According to the Sheriff’s Office, thieves made off with 15 catalytic converters from vehicles parked four Sterling properties between Oct. 8 and Oct. 11.

At lots on Underwood Lane and Bryant Court, 10 converters—five at each location—were taken between Sunday and Monday. Four more were taken from work vehicles parked on Powers Court during the early morning hours of Oct. 8. Another was taken from a vehicle at a Woodland Road property also in the early morning of Oct. 8.

The cases remain under investigation.

3 thoughts on “15 Catalytic Converters Stolen in Sterling

  • 2021-10-12 at 3:29 pm

    That’s a bummer. Very out of character for Sterling. I hope the culprit(s) are caught & restitution is prompt. It might be a good idea for the Sheriff’s Office to step up patrols when Mischief Night arrives.

  • 2021-10-12 at 5:34 pm

    The focus needs to be on those that are buying the converters. They take less than 1 minute to remove. They’re not heavy so can be taken away quickly and the value isn’t the part but the copper inside it. So 60 seconds “work” the thief can cash in for $100+. It’s the buyer who is purchasing in bulk should be easier to prosecute than catching the thief.

  • 2021-10-13 at 11:09 am

    This is a serious issue all across the country.
    In the DC area, it’s time for local Law Enforcement to work on busting these theft rings and the scrappers who are buying catalytic converters.

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