Photos show catalytic converter thief in Winter Garden area, Orange County deputies

Thefts happened on June 19 around 2:20 a.m.

Orange County deputies say this man is connected with catalytic converter thefts in the Winter Garden area last month. (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding the man caught on camera stealing catalytic converters in the Winter Garden area last month.

The sheriff’s office released two pictures of the man they believe stole the pricey car part from vehicles along East Story Road.

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The crime happened on June 19 around 2:20 a.m.

Catalytic converter thefts continue to be an issue around Florida and the country, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The devices have precious metals that, when the rest of the car part is melted down, can be worth more than gold.

Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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