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Witness assists police in arresting suspected catalytic converter thief

New Westminster – At approximately 11:00 am on February 4th, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Front Street after a call from an individual who reported seeing a man underneath a parked vehicle stealing a catalytic converter. Officers arrived on scene and located someone a short distance away matching the suspect description provided by the caller. This suspect was arrested and in his possession were several metal cutting tools and a catalytic converter. The suspect was transported to the New Westminster Police Department cells.

“We’re very appreciative of this resident who saw something, knew it wasn’t right, and reached out to us by calling 9-1-1.” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “Catalytic converter thefts are a problem right across the lower mainland and observant residents play a key role in arresting these suspects.”

Residents are asked to be aware of any suspicious activity or noises around vehicles. Please call 9-1-1 if you see a theft in progress, and document as many suspect descriptors as possible.




CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Andrew Leaver


FILE: 23-1890