Catalytic Converter Thief Caught After Falling Into Ravine

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Jan. 18, 2022—A duo’s plan to steal catalytic converters in Chesterfield, Va. fell short, literally, after one suspect fell 30 feet into a ravine while running from police, WHSV reported. 

The thieves ran after two police officers arrived at the scene. One of them got away, but the other, Robert Branch, was found after he fell to the bottom of a deep ravine.

According to police, Branch suffered some injuries during the fall, but nothing serious. He was treated at a hospital and eventually booked at the Chesterfield County Jail. He’s since been charged with tampering with a vehicle, obstruction of justice, possession of burglary tools and grand larceny.

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