Two arrested with multiple catalytic converters and cutting tools
Boca Raton, FL – On Wednesday, June 20, at just after 5:00 in the morning, Boca Raton Police officers patrolling North Federal Highway observed two males riding bicycles in the roadway without proper lighting. Officers stopped the males, identified as Evans Thelus and Clifford Milbrun, who had just entered the City from Delray Beach.
Thelus was carrying a large garment bag and Milbrun was carrying a backpack. Officers were concerned because of recent thefts from the nearby construction site and an ongoing problem with catalytic converter thefts.
Both bags belonged to Milbrun and he allowed officers to search the bags. Inside, officers found a saw, saw blades and various socket wrenches in the backpack. Six new catalytic converters were located in the large garment bag. Both gave differing stories as to how they obtained the catalytic converters although they both said they sell them for cash.
Boca Raton detectives interviewed both suspects who indicated the catalytic converters were stolen from a car dealership in Delray Beach. Delray Beach detectives located the dealership and several trucks that were missing catalytic converters. Further charges may be forthcoming.
Officers arrested Thelus and Milbrun, charging them with loitering and prowling.
Evans Thelus Clifford Milbrun
DOB 01/30/1990 DOB 09/25/1990
Boca Raton, FL Boca Raton, FL