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Catalytic Converters Stolen from Outside Senior Home

Multiple vehicles were damaged during the thefts at the Sunrise Assisted Living home in Bloomfield Township.

 

The catalytic converters were removed from two vehicles parked at the Sunrise Assisted Living building in the Bloomfield Township, police reports said.

Bloomfield Township police officers responded to the facility at 6790 Telegraph Rd. on Oct. 11 after the owners of a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire and a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee discovered the thefts at roughly the same time. There are no suspects.

The converters, which are used to filter the engine's emissions, are commonly targeted by thieves because of the valuable metal components inside, such as platinum, authorities said.

The incident is at least the third similar theft reported Bloomfield Township police since the spring.

  • The catalytic converter was reported cut off from underneath a 1992 Chevy Cavalier while it was parked in a parking lot at 42505 Woodward Ave. between 7:35 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 27, reports said. No suspect information was available.
  • A resident in the 6000 block of Whethersfield Road reported that the catalytic converter was cut from beneath a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am parked outdoors. The theft reportedly occurred between July 6 and July 8. No suspect information was available.
  • Officers investigated a similar complaint at the Bloomfield Country Manor apartments in March. The owner of a 2001 Pontiac Montana called police on March 24 to report the part was cut off from underneath the vehicle while it was parked in the carport of the apartments. No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is encouraged to call the department’s investigations division at 248-433-7752.

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