Two catalytic converter theft suspects taken into custody in KCMO

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Two suspects were taken into custody Thursday after police say they witnessed them steal converters from two vehicles.

Two suspects were taken into custody Thursday after police say they witnessed them steal converters from two vehicles.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two suspects in catalytic converter thefts were taken into custody Thursday.

The suspects were taken into custody at a home near 22nd and Olive in Kansas City, Mo. around 1 p.m.

One of the suspects ran down the street and the other suspect went into the house.  The SWAT team was called but shortly after their arrival the man in the house came out with his hands up.

Officers say they have been looking for the suspects for a while and witnessed them steal converters from two vehicles Thursday morning in KCK near KU Med.

Recently thieves targeted a Blue Springs High School parking lot and damaged several students’ vehicles parked near the school. Police say seven catalytic converters were stolen from the parking lot at Centennial Pool, and two were taken from cars parked at nearby Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is unclear if the suspects taken into custody are connected with the Blue Springs incident.

Police believe that the suspects may be responsible for hundreds of catalytic converter thefts across the metro.