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BG Police searching for catalytic converter thieves

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BG Police say the suspects are targeting cars parked in apartment parking lots on the north side of town. BG Police say the suspects are targeting cars parked in apartment parking lots on the north side of town.
BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Bowling Green Police need your help finding two men they believe are responsible for stealing catalytic converters.

Police say the number of catalytic converter thefts has been on the rise in Bowling Green, with seven incidents reported since mid-February.

Police say one victim even caught suspects in the act.

"One of the suspects actually attempted an assault on one of the victims," said Bowling Green Police Major Tony Hetrick.

Police say the thieves are targeting cars parked in apartment parking lots on the north side of town.

"I was really freaked out because I thought this could happen at any time now that they know my car is back, like, it's probably fixed again and there's a lot of cars like mine in this parking lot," said victim Marissa Sams.

Police say area residents should be able to spot the thieves.

"They're going underneath the cars, they're jacking them up, cutting off the catalytic converter and stealing it, presumably to be scraped," said Major Hetrick. "We really wanna catch these people. It costs a lot of money to get these things replaced."

Anyone with information is asked to call Bowling Green Police at 419-352-0077.

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