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Catalytic converters stolen from over 30 buses in East Hartford: Police

The thefts spanned two bus lots, officials said.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Two East Hartford bus lots found their buses had been targeted for numerous catalytic converter thefts over the weekend, police said.

The Autumn Transportation bus lot in East Hartford reported that 26 catalytic converters were stolen from their buses. 

The lot is located on Oakland Avenue, and the buses serve the Capital Reginal Education Council (CREC) schools. 

The transportation company said school was not delayed or canceled as buses were borrowed from other places. 

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East Hartford police also confirmed that more catalytic converters were stolen from a bus garage on Alna Lane owned by First Student.

East Hartford officials said at least 10 catalytic converters were taken from the First Student lot.

Officials said no arrests had been made at this time; however, detectives are going through surveillance video and other evidence. 

Two weeks ago, Torrington Public Schools were delayed after catalytic converters were stolen from buses as well. 

All-Star Transportation, the bus company that Torrington uses, said 10 catalytic converters were stolen from their smaller buses.

They resorted to using different vehicles from a nearby terminal.

Repairing the damage will cost over $30,000 for All-Start, officials said.

Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

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