Delta Police arrested two men on suspicion of attempted catalytic converter theft during a late night patrol this week.
Just after midnight on June 4th, a police officer was patrolling on Derwent Way when he observed an unoccupied truck he suspected to be stolen out of another jurisdiction.
As he looked into the situation, he spotted two people underneath a van.
With the help of one more officer, the two men were taken into custody. Not to mention, the suspected thieves were in possession of a power saw.
According to police, there have been a number of catalytic converter and battery thefts in the past couple of months. They’ve been occurring primarily on Annacis Island and in North Delta, with two in North Delta last week.
A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that reduces toxic gases and pollutants. Criminals from across Metro Vancouver are stealing these converters to sell the parts for scrap.
Delta Police have made local businesses aware of their DPD Business Watch Program to let them know that individuals should inform police of the potential risk of theft.
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