L.I. Man Accused Of Stealing Catalytic Converters

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man is accused of stealing catalytic converters from cars parked at train stations, shopping malls and hospitals.

Robert Elliott pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday. He faces nine felony counts of grand larceny and criminal mischief and one count of possession of burglar’s tools. Bail was set at $50,000.

His attorney did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

Police say the unemployed 24-year-old West Babylon suspect worked quickly and quietly, using a battery-operated saw to steal the devices. He also is suspected of one attempted theft.

Authorities say the converters, worth $1,200 or more, are valuable for their platinum, palladium, and rhodium and can be sold for scrap.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • friend of lil Bill

    Yo streets is rough out there! I am not makin excuses for him but he got caught up in the game tryin to support the habit. Right now this was a blessin for him . Opioates are no joke and hopefully he will get help among the problems with the law he’s bout to face! Hold your head up Robby…..its over now!

  • Barbara

    He must of been the one who stole my converter out of my car two week ago at the train station!! $2000 dollars later!! He deserves more than the judge will give him!!

  • ace

    oh boy but i here he does have a job get your facts straight………and people need money what can i say

  • Dr. Smith

    DWB. Always Dumb While Black.

  • Steve Urkel

    Maybe he just likes the smell they emit.

  • The Good Samaritan

    How these people can steal like this beats me.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken

    • C.J.

      We all wonder.

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