Deputies looking for suspect accused of stealing catalytic converter at Tomball movie theater

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TOMBALL, Texas (KTRK) -- Deputies are searching for a man accused of stealing another man's catalytic converter at a movie theater in Tomball.

Harris County Pct. 4 deputies responded to the Regal Lone Star theater located at 24270 Tomball Parkway in response to a theft on July 14.

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At the theater, the victim told deputies the catalytic converter had been stolen from his 2015 Toyota Tundra.

A witness actually captured a photo of one of the suspects involved in the theft, before he fled in a two-door gray Infinity G35.

Deputies said the getaway car had a stolen license plate.

Anyone with information should contact the Pct. 4 Dispatch Office at (281) 376-3472.

READ MORE: Catalytic converter ordinance in effect after rise of thefts in Houston

The City of Houston has recently cracked down on catalytic converter thefts.

An ordinance was approved last month in an attempt to address the 123% increase in catalytic converter thefts.

As part of the ordinance, people will now need to show proof of owning a cut catalytic converter when they go to sell it to a metal recycler.

If someone doesn't show proof that they own the cut device, it could result in a misdemeanor charge for each catalytic converter.