Guelph police credits barking dog for stopping catalytic converter thief

Guelph Police Service. File

A car owner in Guelph may have their dog to thank after the canine apparently thwarted another attempted theft of a catalytic converter.

The Guelph Police Service was notified about a pair of vehicle break-ins at a Woodlawn Road East townhouse complex around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

A Honda CRV had its catalytic converter stolen overnight, while a second vehicle suffered damages but the exhaust component remained intact.

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Investigators say a resident had let her dog out at around 2 a.m.

They say soon after, the dog began barking toward the parking lot, which may have scared off the thief.

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Investigators are looking for the suspect and anyone with information is asked to contact the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212 ext. 7509 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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