Apparently this pair knew the camera was watching by the way they keep their heads down as they steal a catalytic converter.
Yes, a catalytic converter on the van at New Beginnings High School (3425 Lake Alfred Rd (Hwy 17), Winter Haven) was taken by the suspects in the video.
Why a catalytic converter you may ask? The three metals that are in the piece are sold at fairly high prices.
Platinum, palladium and rhodium aid in the chemical reaction that helps minimize the harmful effects from the exhaust. And when that catalytic converter is taken from a vehicle, it is immediately known by loud sounds that are heard when the vehicle is started.
If anyone recognizes this pair or knows anything about this case, please contact the Winter Haven Police Dept. at 863-837-9074.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:
- Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
- From your cell phone, dial **TIPS
- Or visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”
- Or download the free “P3tips” app on your smartphone or tablet.
You will always remain anonymous when you send a tip through Crime Stoppers and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.