A man and woman are facing charges of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles in the Salisbury area.

Michael Wayne Hester, 39, and Holly Marie Robertson, 40, both of Davie County, were charged in one of the incidents. Bond for Hester was set at $3,000 and Robertson’s was $2,000.

In one case, an employee confronted a man who was caught stealing catalytic converters at C&D Salvage near China Grove, and the man ran, authorities said.

Rowan County Sheriff’s detectives began following leads that were developed and identified Hester and Robertson as possible suspects, authorities reported.

Detectives went to the Mocksville area and met with Davie County sheriff’s detectives. The investigators found Hester and Robertson at a residence, and located catalytic converters on the property, authorities said.

They were charged with the C&D Salvage thefts, authorities said.

The investigation continues into the other catalytic converter larceny cases with more arrests expected. Anyone with information about this case can contact Det. P. Schmeltzer (704) 216-8702 or Det. T. Allen (704) 216-8715.

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