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Augusta County authorities investigating attempted catalytic converter theft

Chris Graham
Suspect Image 1 Harshbarger
Photo: Augusta County Sheriff’s Office

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted catalytic converter theft in the Weyers Cave area reported on Monday morning.

Deputies responded at 11:40 a.m. to the Harshbarger subdivision in Weyers Cave to investigate a report that a suspicious male with a handheld saw had been witnessed looking under a vehicle.

The male did not take anything in the one reported incident. The sheriff’s office is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying this male or the vehicle he was in.

The suspect is a white male wearing a baseball hat, a hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants. The male enters the driver-side rear door of a red in color four-door car.

Suspect Car Image 2 Harshbarger
Photo: Augusta County Sheriff’s Office

The sheriff’s office is asking the Harshbarger community to review their home surveillance cameras between 10:20 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, and attempt to locate additional footage of this male or the vehicle he was in.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lieutenant Cason with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at #540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at # 800-322-2017.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].