Rome man accused of trying to steal catalytic converter from vehicle at repair shop

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ROME — A 25-year-old man is accused of trying to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle at Auto Tech on Erie Boulevard West, according to the Rome Police Department.

Police said Nicholas R. Tennant, of Rome, tried to use a saw to cut the catalytic converter from the underside of a 2008 Chevy Silverado at Auto Tech on Erie Boulevard at about 9 a.m. May 22. Police said the company’s security camera picked up the sound of the saw, and when the owner went to investigate, Tennant took off running.

The vehicle sustained $2,985 in damages, police stated. Tennant was identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest, authorities said.

Tennant was taken into custody on the warrant Tuesday morning on one count each of third-degree auto stripping and second-degree mischief, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Rome City Court.

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