Thieves steal from Milwaukee church
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MILWAUKEE - "We transport the elderly and frail with the wheelchairs," said Richard Lichte.
Lichte's wife runs St. Mary's Manor in MIlwaukee. When they loaded up about a dozen residents to go on a trip, they realized something was wrong.
"We jumped in the bus," he said. "We were going to take some folks out, and everyone jumped out of their seats because it was so loud."
Someone had stolen their catalytic converter.
It's going to cost them about $3,000 to have a new catalytic converter installed. The thieves will get anywhere from $75-250 for the scrap metal.
"We've seen more of it," said Lee Liotta of Ewald Ford.
At Ewald Ford they see it about three to four times a month, and even more lately.
"It's pretty easy, with the new power tools out there," Liotta said.
It saddens Lichte that someone would steal from the elderly at a church, and admits the thieves likely won't be caught.
"If you guys are that desperate and you need a meal or something, come on over and see us," Lichte offered. "We feed several residents every day."