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Petersburg police looking for catalytic converter thefts suspect

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Apr 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-18 10:13:55-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – A Richmond man wanted in connection to a grand larceny case in Petersburg has turned himself in to Petersburg Police.

44-year-old Kieth Morgan had been wanted after investigators say he and his 34-year-old accomplice, Michael Rives of Petersburg, tried to rob a Petersburg catalytic converter business. Morgan turned himself in on Tuesday.

Last week, police say they responded to the Auto Network Sales building in the 1400 block of Washington St. for reports of a suspicious situation. When they arrived, they saw two male suspects attempted to flee the scene.

Michael Rives

Police caught Rives quickly, and he is being held without bond on conspiracy and grand larceny charges.

Morgan is facing charges of trespassing, grand larceny, and possession of burglary tools charges.

Authorities said the men removed at least two catalytic converters from cars at the business.

Keith Morgan