Catalytic Converters Recovered in Home Depot Parking Lot by New Rochelle Police

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 23, 2022) — New Rochelle police recovered dozens of stolen catalytic converters Tuesday after an alert from the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center.

On June 21st, 2022, at about 2:15PM, New Rochelle Detectives were alerted by the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center that a Dodge Challenger suspected of being used by catalytic converter thieves entered New Rochelle via I-95 at Exit 15.

Detectives canvassed the area and located the vehicle in the Home Depot parking lot. The operator of the vehicle was observed to be in the middle of exchanging a suit case with a driver of black Jeep Cherokee.

Upon seeing the police, the suspect with the Dodge Challenger then fled on foot and the Jeep fled via I-95. The suitcase was left, and 3 catalytic converters were found in the suitcase. 

The Dodge Challenger was impounded for further investigation and a total of 36 catalytic converters were found in the vehicle along with a Sawzall and extra blades.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the New Rochelle Police Department at 914-654-2300.