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Police report catalytic converter theft

State police at Frackville are investigating an attempted theft incident in Schuylkill County.

On Sept. 22 at 7:30 a.m. troopers responded to North Kennedy Drive in McAdoo, for a criminal mischief/attempted theft. A 52-year-old man from Buckley, Washington, told troopers he saw a man attempting to remove the catalytic converter on his 1992 Chevrolet with a battery powered saw. The car owner confronted the suspect, who fled the scene in what is believed to be a black 2000s model Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by another man. The vehicle had a gray bumper on the front.

The first suspect had a light complexion and in his mid 20s. The driver had a darker complexion and tattoos on his left arm and in his 30s. Troopers added that the first suspect is believed to incurred facial injuries, possibly a broken nose and or bruising due to his confrontation with the victim.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300.