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Metro East business says it’s lost more than $150K to vehicle part thefts
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Metro East business says it’s lost more than $150K to vehicle part thefts

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – A Pontoon Beach, Illinois business owner says he’s never seen a theft problem like this in his 20 years of business. Corey Ketrow of K & B Truck Repair says his business has been hit repeatedly over the last few years, with a thief striking again Friday night. Five trucks were targeted by a suspect who cut off catalytic converters and diesel particle filters, even after he saw he was on camera. “He’s got his tool bag, knee pads on, and turns, sees one of our trail cams we put up, sees it, walks out of view, and that’s all we got of him,” Ketrow said. According to Ketrow, the suspect went on to cut parts. “…Every single truck down the line until the sun came up.” He estimates it took less than an hour to do tens of thousands of dollars in ...