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Four linked to catalytic converter theft ring

Posted August 24, 2010 5:12 p.m. EDT
Updated August 24, 2010 5:33 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police linked four men this week to a series of thefts of catalytic converters.

Two suspects, Clark Rodgers, 32, of 6872 Brasswood Drive, and Christopher Zimmer, 31, listed as homeless, face charges of felony larceny, possession of stolen goods and breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Police found the pair in a van with four stolen converters.

In the course of the investigation, police tracked the men as they sold the stolen catalytic converters to Mike’s Core and Battery, at 119 Drake St.

Officers recovered 21 stolen converters from the shop and arrested owner Michael Makowetski, 33, of 1160 Vesper Lane, on a charge of possession of stolen goods.

They are still looking for the fourth suspect, Joshua Andrew Hodgson, 31. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 910-433-1856.