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Phoenix police arrest man involved in multiple catalytic converter thefts

Police said officers found the man while he was allegedly cutting a catalytic converter from a vehicle.

PHOENIX — A man has admitted to being involved in a ring of catalytic converter thefts after he was arrested by police Monday. 

Officers with the Phoenix Police Department spotted 25-year-old Steven Jentz cutting a catalytic converter from a vehicle. Officials said Jentz then left the area in his own vehicle and was stopped by officers. 

Police found at least one catalytic converter with Jentz. He was arrested and booked into jail for burglary, attempted burglary and trafficking in stolen property.

Jentz admitted to authorities that he was involved in multiple catalytic converter thefts. Detectives said they will be serving a search warrant on Jentz vehicle.

We will update the story with more information as it becomes available.

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