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Thieves steal catalytic converters from Indy limousine and bus company

Third theft in three years
Posted at 11:38 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 23:38:41-05

INDIANAPOLIS - Thieves steal catalytic converters from Indy Limousine and bus company

For the third time in three years, 'Unique Limousine and Shuttle Service' has been visited by thieves, each time stealing parts from vehicles.

Courtney Zell is a driver for the company and says this time the suspected thieves took parts from three of the company's luxury buses.

"Tuesday night three guys came and stole catalytic converters off our buses. I heard one of the buses is about 7-grand just to replace the catalytic converter," Zell said.

Zell says two of buses have gas engines and the third is diesel. The gas buses are now extremely loud and the diesel bus won't run for longer than 15 seconds. That now adds a tow cost to an already hefty bill. With the parts stolen from the buses, the vehicles have to be taken off the road.

"Catalytic converters help silence the running vehicles and with a limousine service its all about luxury and nobody wants to get into a bus that loud," Zell said.

The company is now offering a $500 reward for anyone who returns the stolen catalytic converters and is also offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who recognizes the suspected thieves and turns them in.

"This is the week of thanksgiving, your supposed to be thankful and it's hard to be thankful when a situation like this happens," Zell said.