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Athabasca RCMP seek public’s help with late-January catalytic converter thefts

RCMP estimate the theft and damages are in $30K range
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ATHABASCA – Athabasca RCMP are reaching out to the public in the hopes of solving an overnight catalytic converter crime spree in late January that added up to $30K in stolen parts and damages.

According to a March 29 news release, Athabasca RCMP received a call on Jan. 24 from a business in the area of 50th Avenue that reported “multiple thefts of catalytic converters” overnight on Jan. 22. Through investigation, RCMP members determined "multiple vehicles" had catalytic converters taken from them while parked at the business — police approximate a value of $30,000 in stolen property, damages, and property repairs. 

Further investigation revealed an unknown man had entered the property shortly after 5 a.m. Jan. 22 and is described as having a light skin complexion, while wearing light brown pants, a black sweater and a black and white toque. Police also noted that he was “potentially” driving a dark-colored SUV of unknown make and model.

Athabasca RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident, or identifying those responsible, and to contact them at 780-675-5122 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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