Thieves steal catalytic converters from cars at First Colony Mall.

ABC13 reports that thieves are targeting SUVs, trucks and vans in Sugar Land for their catalytic converters. It is easier to steal the parts from vehicles that sit higher off the ground.

“According to Sugar Land police, as many as seven vehicles were targeted by thieves in the parking lot of First Colony Mall last weekend.”

Police told ABC13 “They were on patrol and saw two men in the process of sawing off a converter from a Honda Odyssey minivan,” “The officers tried to apprehend them. One we caught right away, and the other got away when he ran into the mall, but we have a good idea of who he is.”

“The stolen equipment isn’t resold, but instead sold for scraps. Catalytic converters contain precious metals.”

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