Police discover organized ring of catalytic converter thieves in eastern Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Police in Lincoln and Omaha are continuing their collaboration to stop catalytic converter thefts.

The Omaha Police Department says its investigators, in collaboration with the Lincoln Police Department and others, have identified an organized crew dedicated to stealing catalytic converters.

This group has been responsible for multiple thefts around the area, police say.

Detectives gathered evidence that suggests the thieves are working together in a structured crew.

Each thief has a dedicated task during a theft, and police think the crew targets more than one community.

One suspect, 25-year-old Union Soe, has already been arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

Omaha Police are asking the public for help in their ongoing investigation.

The department is looking for any information regarding scrapyards or businesses buying stolen converters, converters traveling across state lines or via mail, and anyone working in a group to pull them from vehicles.

Relevant information can be reported to the Omaha Police Department at 402-444-4600 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

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