Report: Ind. man stole up to 1,000 car parts

November 7, 2008 3:01:33 PM PST
A northwest Indiana man reportedly admits to stealing up to 1,000 car parts in the past six months.The Northwest Indiana Times reports the suspect is being held on a probation violation and has not been charged.

Police say the Michigan City man told them he took catalytic converters from cars from May to October. The thefts spanned a seven-county area.

On Tuesday, police were told the thief was staying at a local hotel. Officers say they found a battery-operated saw in his room that may have been used in the crimes.