Vail police have released photos of two men suspected of stealing several catalytic converters from vehicles.
The thefts happened during the early morning hours Thursday from vehicles parked at the Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Road in East Vail, according to a news release.
A blue Ford pickup truck used during the incident was found abandoned Thursday in Dillion. Police are looking for the thieves.
Catalytic converter and motor vehicle thefts are on the rise nationwide, according to the release.
The parts can be sold for a few hundred dollars apiece, but can cost vehicle owners more than $1,000 to replace. In Denver, catalytic-converter thefts are up 1,600% in a year-over-year increase.
Vail police urge residents and guests to be vigilant and report suspicious activity by calling 911. Most thefts take place in the early morning hours.
Anyone with information on the Vail incident, or on possible suspects, is asked to call Detective Greg Schwartz or Detective Brian Flynn at 970-479-2201, or send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]
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