Suspect Arrested Following Attempted Theft of Catalytic Converters

8/25/2021

Charlotte, N.C. - (Wednesday, August 25, 2021) – Officers in the Freedom Division have charged Min Harris Cordero, DOB: 02/15/1992, for his involvement in a recent incident involving the attempted theft of catalytic converters.

Shortly before 5:00 a.m., on August 22, 2021, officers responded to a suspicious person call for service at Victory Chevrolet located at 717 Rhyne Road.  Upon arrival, officers were directed to the rear of the business, where they located two people crouched next to a vehicle.  At the sight of the officers, both suspects ran away.  After a short foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend Cordero without further incident.  CMPD’s K9 Unit responded to assist in locating the second suspect. While they were unable to locate the suspect, they did locate property belonging to the suspects.

As the investigation continued, officers determined that the suspects removed catalytic converters from six vehicles at the dealership, causing approximately $18,000 in damage. Following an interview, Cordero was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with four counts of Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts, two counts of Attempted Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts, four counts of Injury to Property to Obtain Non-Ferrous Metals, two counts of Injury to Personal Property, Conspiracy to Commit Felony Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, First Degree Trespassing, and Restrict a Public Officer.

CMPD encourages community members to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings - an observant community is the best partner in preventing the next crime.  If anyone observes suspicious activity or persons in the area, please contact 9-1-1.  The public is also reminded that they can leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD’s Public Affairs Office. For more information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210822-0458-04.

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