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HPD finds 'several hundred' stolen catalytic converters while working theft call in NE Houston

ABC13, By Charly Edsitty, Aug. 19, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Police are emphasizing the importance of taking steps to prevent catalytic converter thefts after officers made a bizarre discovery Wednesday night while responding to a theft call in northeast Houston.

Houston police said they were responding to the 4400 block of Lockwood just before 6 p.m. When they arrived, police found two suspects and what appeared to be "several hundred" stolen catalytic converters.

Officers arrested 30-year-old Dorrell Robinson and 41-year-old Ibrahima Basse. For now, Robinson is charged with felon in possession of a weapon and Bassee is charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.

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