Portage Co. Crime Stoppers: Car parts thefts – WAOW
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — Portage Co. Crime Stoppers is searching for two thieves.
Security cameras show the duo stealing catalytic converters from cars.
“It has taken place in several communities: Stevens Point, Plover and south of here,” Lt. Dana Williams says.
Investigators say the thieves use saws to remove the car parts to sell, sometimes for thousands of dollars.
The two thieves may be driving a white Toyota SUV.
“They are taking them to recycling yards,” Lt. Williams says. “We see this kind of crime increase when the price for metals increases.”
Similar crimes have taken place in Wood and Marathon counties recently.
Anyone with information asked to contact Portage Co. Crime Stoppers through one of the following method:
- Call: 1-888-346-6600
- Tap the App: P3 Tips (Search P3 Tips in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device)
- Type: Submit a tip on-line here
Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.