Another catalytic converter was stolen on Jan. 2, 2013.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 9
A new year, a similar theft. On Jan. 2, someone cut and removed a catalytic converter from a 2001 BMW located at Bimmers South Automotive on Ashley Avenue in Bogart, according to an Oconee County Sheriff's Office incident report. The theft reportedly occurred sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Damage was also done to the vehicle's frame. Additionally, several motor vehicle crates that had been inside a bin near the vehicle were taken. The converter is valued at $700 and the crates together cost around $150. At the end of November, a catalytic converter, fifteen radiators/condensers and twelve aluminum intake manifolds were taken from the property. Another catalytic converter was removed from a BMW in late October.
It is the second such theft to occur at the business in as many months.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A theft occurred at Bimmers South Automotive located on Ashley Avenue sometime between 4:25 a.m. and 5:50 a.m. on Nov. 28. Someone entered the property through a hole in a fence and took a catalytic converter, fifteen radiators/condensers and twelve aluminum intake manifolds, according to an Oconee County Sheriff's Office incident report. The total loss is estimated at $2,200. Two vehicles were also damaged in the process, and the cost to repair them is an additional $2,200. A similar incident was reported at the end of October. In that case, a chain link fence on the far end of the property was cut and a catalytic converter was removed from a BMW.