Police in the southern suburb of Glenwood recently recovered more than 120 catalytic converters during the dismantling of a major theft operation, authorities said.
In a Facebook post on Friday, the Glenwood Police Department said it dismantled a “chop shop” at a residence in the 200 block of Rose Street. Police provided photos of numerous items seized, including 128 stolen catalytic converters, a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, a loaded handgun and firearm magazines, police noted. Additionally, illicit funds were also seized as part of the investigation.
The property in question was “rented through identity theft,” and that issue is being resolved with the landlord, authorities said.
Glenwood Police are urging anyone with information of suspicious activity to call the department at 708-753-2420 or 911 for ongoing crimes.