A $10,000 reward is being offered in connection with the theft of catalytic converters valued at more than $80,000 from Classic Mazda Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Corinth police Lt. Jim Gregg said.
The owner of the dealership, located at 4984 S. Interstate 35E in Corinth, is offering the reward, Gregg said. The catalytic converters have been removed from 2012 and 2013 model Ram trucks since Jan. 23.
Thieves are stealing catalytic converters because they contain valuable metals, police said. Dealerships across the Dallas-Fort Worth area and other parts of the country are seeing a spike in the thefts.
Gregg said Corinth police are not working with other area agencies but would like to develop a task force to do so.
“We are working on these cases independently right now,” Gregg said Tuesday.
Gregg said that a task force would help agencies quickly apprehend suspects associated with the outbreak of thefts.
The Corinth Police Department encourages anyone with information to call Gregg at 940-498-2017.
MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .