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Westlock RCMP warn of rash of catalytic converter thefts

Suspect vehicle is a black Ford Fusion with a spare tire on the rear passenger side
Westlock RCMP are looking for this vehicle which they believe was used by three suspects involved in a series of catalytic converter thefts in town May 28-29.

WESTLOCK - Westlock RCMP are on the hunt for two men and one woman who are suspects in a series of “brazen” catalytic converter thefts over a two-day span earlier this week.

Westlock RCMP Detachment acting commander Cpl. Riley Sutherland said that between May 28 and 29, police dealt with three catalytic converter thefts, two of which happened at the Westlock Inn on Monday, May 29, between 11 a.m. and 11:16 a.m., while the third was at R.F. Staples School the prior day.

“So, these are all pretty brazen to be happening in the middle of the day,” she said.

Sutherland said they’re specifically looking for two men and one woman, while the suspect vehicle is a black Ford Fusion sporting a spare tire on the rear passenger side. One of the men was seen wearing a light-coloured (possibly camo) jacket and a black baseball cap, while the other man was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and white sunglasses. The woman, who was the driver, was wearing a light-green tank top, with her hair in a bun and possibly had tattoos on both of her upper arms.

If you have any information on this, or any crime, call the Westlock RCMP Detachment at 780-349-4492 Monday to Friday during office hours, or if you wish to remain anonymous, 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. RCMP always encourages the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity as it tells them “where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future” while if you see a crime in progress, dial 911.

George Blais,

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