Columbus police investigate thefts of catalytic converters, bikes and tools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus police are working to solve a string of unrelated robberies, burglaries and break-ins over the past few months.

Among the incidents are a man who tried to pawn a stolen bicycle, a couple involved in a theft of a catalytic converter and a man who broke into a house under renovation.

Theft of catalytic converter

On June 13 at approximately 8:12 a.m., a man and woman were reportedly seen in the 900 block of Ebner Street stealing catalytic converters.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-2071.

A photo of the suspects is below.

Wanted couple suspected of stealing catalytic converters.

House under renovation broken into

Around midnight on June 18, a man was reported to have kicked the front door of an unoccupied home in the 1400 block of Hildreth Avenue, police said.

The man allegedly stole several tools and furniture from inside the house, which was then being renovated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-2346.

Video of the suspect breaking down the front door of the house is below.

Attempt to pawn a stolen bike

On July 28 at around 8 a.m., police reported that someone had broken into a detached garage in the 200 block of East Morrill Avenue.

The suspect stole two bicycles and several tools from the building, Columbus police said.

The suspect then attempted to pawn one of the bicycles at a pawn shop in the 1900 block of Parsons Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-2346.

A photo of the suspect and one of the bikes is below.

Man suspected of stealing a bicycle and then attempting to pawn it.

Tips for any of these crimes can also be reported to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 (TIPS).

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