Police seek info after numerous catalytic converters stolen from Etobicoke parking lot

Toronto police are seeking to identify a vehicle involved in the theft of catalytic converters from an Etobicoke parking lot. Toronto Police / Handout

Toronto police are looking to identify a suspect vehicle following the theft of numerous catalytic converters from a west Etobicoke parking lot in May.

Around 4 a.m. on May 9, police responded to a theft call in the area of Mill and Burnhamthorpe roads.

Police allege that a suspect drove into the parking lot of a business in the area and numerous catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles parked in the lot. The suspect then fled the scene in the same vehicle.

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A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that features a number of precious metals such as platinum, palladium and cadmium. Police say the metals are often sold to scrap metal yards.

Police described the suspect’s vehicle as a silver Honda Fit, with a flat black hood, black rims, a sticker on the rear passenger-side window, a black front bumper, a red sticker on the driver side and red brake calipers.

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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect vehicle.

— With files from Global News’ Greg Davis

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