Catalytic converters stolen from Bryan warehouse trucks

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 12:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 5:31 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Flower’s Baking Company’s Area Sales Director, John Ellis says Wednesday morning a driver found that five catalytic converters were stolen from bread trucks.

“When he got in it, the truck was real loud and [he] looked underneath the truck and the catalytic converters were stolen off the truck and he looked at the rest of the trucks and it was every one of them,” said Ellis.

Ellis says this put a delay on bread services Thursday.

“Luckily we were able to get a couple of those fixed yesterday and we were able to get them out today,” said Ellis. “We’re just waiting for the rest of them to get those trucks fixed so we can get them back out to serve our customers.”

Ellis says each repair costs about $1,000 with temporary fixes happening to get services back up and running.

“It was pretty disgusting to see that, that someone would be that low to take somebody’s, to do some destruction to all the trucks,” said Ellis.

Ellis says they’re warning others about what happened and looking for solutions to steer thieves away.

“We’ve been out here at this location for 11 years and nothing like this has ever happened. We’re going to get the cameras installed on the outside of the warehouse so we can see who’s driving up or who’s coming around,” said Ellis.

College Station Police Department has reported around 30 catalytic converter thefts since the beginning of May. Bryan Police say while they do see these thefts it’s been on the decline since the start of the year.

Police say the part is a key component to a vehicle’s exhaust system and costs up to $4,000 to replace.

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