Two men caught on video in attempted theft Oct. 25
On Oct. 25, student Rodolfo Ivan Monsivas reported that someone had attempted to steal the catalytic converter from his Toyota 4 Runner.
Monsivas said he parked his car in lot B and when he returned to the vehicle a few hours later, he heard a loud noise when he turned the car over.
Monsivas said he checked under the hood and that’s when he saw that his catalytic converter had been cut off and was on the ground under the car.
Officer Patrick Martino responded to the call.
Martino reported that video surveillance of the area shows two suspects drove onto campus in a 2000-2001 green Mazda 626 soon after Monsivas arrived on campus and began searching vehicles.
The Mazda was missing the driver’s side hubcap and had a white passenger side mirror.
The suspects are both male. One is white with a mohawk, 5’9” to 6’0” tall and 150 to 180 pounds. The other suspect is a young black male with medium-length black hair, approximately 18 to 25 years of age, 5’4” to 5’9” tall and 150 to 180 pounds.
Martino said the video shows one man crawling beneath the victim’s car while the other acts as a look out, talking on his cell phone.
According to Martino’s report, during the attempted theft, something seemed to have made the suspects uneasy and they got back into their car and drove away, leaving the catalytic converter behind on the ground.
Martino said he thinks the suspects were using a pipe cutter instead of a saw to cut the catalytic converter off the vehicle, due to the clean cuts on the vehicle and the converter. Descriptions of the suspects were reported to the Oklahoma City Police Department and other police departments.
To contact campus police, call 405-682-1611, ext. 7747. For an emergency, use one of the call boxes located inside and outside on campus or call 405-682-7872.