Cheshire police investigating catalytic converter thefts from school parking lots

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CHESHIRE — Police are investigating four incidents of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in parking lots, including two school lots. 

On Monday police responded to four locations throughout town for reports of catalytic converters being stolen, Lt. Jeffrey Sutherland said in a release. Two of the incidents took place at public school parking lots, Cheshire High School and Chapman School, Sutherland said. The other two incidents took place at commercial parking lots at 967 and 1151 S. Main St.. 

All of the thefts appear to have happened during daylight hours, Sutherland said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sam DeCapua and Officer Lester Zimnoch at 203-271-5531 or email at 

Catalytic converters contain precious metals, such as platinum and rhodium, and can be sold for $50 to $1,500. In late December, catalytic converters were stolen from around a dozen school buses in Southington. 

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