Man steals $56,000 worth of parts from school buses, say Winnipeg police

A Winnipeg man who allegedly stole parts from five different school buses and tried to sell them as scrap metal has been arrested.Police said a series of thefts took place between July and September, and involved a suspect removing catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters from the buses.The suspect tried to sell the parts for about $500, although the total losses to the vehicles’ owners totaled more than $56,000.READ MORE: Crooked city employee busted for stealing $8,500 in scrap metalA 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with three counts of possessing goods obtained by crime over $5,000, three counts of trafficking in stolen property obtained by crime over $5,000, and one count of possessing goods obtained by crime under $5,000.Police said stolen licence plates were also used on a vehicle the suspect used in the theft.The man was released on a promise to appear.A male is facing numerous charges after officers began an investigation into a series of thefts of catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters from school buses. 5 school buses were targeted. Total losses to the victims amounted to approx $56,800. https://t.co/tFqGdIJI5l— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) September 19, 2019
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