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.
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.
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.
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/.
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: