ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Two suspects were arrested early Tuesday morning for allegedly stealing a catalytic converter in Roseville.
According to police, the suspects were seen under a Toyota Prius that was lifted with a floor jack around 4:30 a.m. A 911 caller reported this to the police along with the description of a “suspicious vehicle.”READ MORE: Bomb Threat At Sacramento County Jail, 50-Year-Old Man Arrested
Officers say they found the vehicle later and conducted a traffic stop, locating a sawzall and floor jack.READ MORE: Sunday's Show Info (5/22/22)
The suspects were arrested and identified as 46-year-old Champathong J. Phaengmanyvong of Sacramento and 23-year-old Marisol C. Gomez of Rancho Cordova.MORE NEWS: 3-Acre Fire Near Highway 12 Knocked Down
Police say they have seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts. They recommend if you have a high-risk vehicle, typically a hybrid, park it in the garage or install an anti-theft device.