Attempted catalytic converter theft leads to vehicle fires

Coquitlam

2019-07-11 10:03 PDT

File # 2019-20979

Police are looking for a dark, older model sedan and four suspects after two vehicle fires that may have been caused by an attempt to steal catalytic converters.

At 3:30 a.m. this morning (July 11, 2019) Coquitlam RCMP and the Coquitlam Fire Department were called because two vehicles were on fire in the 1000 block of Riverside Drive, Port Coquitlam.

The investigation has just started, but witness statements and video support the theory that the vehicle fires were started by thieves attempting to steal catalytic converters.

Police are looking for:

It’s too early to say if this file is related to any other catalytic converter thefts, but that’s one of the possibilities the Coquitlam RCMP will be investigating.
 

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
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2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

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