Catalytic converter theft suspect arrested

Bellevue detectives arrested a 22-year-old Seattle man accused of several catalytic converter and package thefts in Bellevue. Dan Pham is also the suspect in many other thefts around the region.

Detectives began investigating Pham in December 2021 and referred charges to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for those cases. Pham resurfaced in May and detectives say he quickly got back to work stealing more catalytic converters. Working with the victims, investigators located video evidence depicting Pham stealing converters and packages. They developed probable cause for the crimes and arrested him at his home in Seattle.

During a search of his car, detectives located a saw, six blades and gloves matching the ones Pham was seen wearing in the video. 

The King County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Pham with three counts of Theft in the Second Degree.

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