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Catalytic converters being stolen from buses and vans in Buffalo

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 17:32:18-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Early Wednesday morning the Valley Community Association in Buffalo had their van vandalized after the catalytic converter was stolen by two individuals caught on camera.

"This is the second time it was vandalized," Director Peg Overdorf said, "They drilled holes in our gas tanks less than a year ago."

The van being down is a massive problem as it was being used to transport seniors in desperate need of interaction during the pandemic.

"They chose to hurt the people that are helping the people," Overdorf said, "It's sickening and it's time the were brought to justice."

Buffalo Police confirmed that a number of converters were stolen from various people throughout the summer. It's something that happens from time to time and mostly with vans and buses.

Peg Overdorf is hoping that someones sees the security footage and can help in the investigation. If the individuals are found, she has her own form of justice she would like used.

"I want a judge to sentence them to be with me, and I would love to have them work for me for two years," Overdorf explained, "I would love that, they would know what working really is."

If anyone has information on the stolen converter, they are asked to call the Buffalo Police Department's confidential tip line at the number here: 716-847-2255.