Jackson Auto Shop Gets Hit by Thieves

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Thieves robbed Allen Enterprises auto repair shop in Jackson, Mississippi.

The shop has been in Jackson for nearly three decades.

On Christmas morning, theives hit the shop stealing catalytic converters.

George Allen, owner of the shop, said at least two other shops in the area have been hit recently.

“It’s happened in people’s driveways, it’s happened on the side of the road, it’s the first time it’s happened to me,” Allen said.

“I found out about it a half an hour before dinner with my family. My sibling was in for the first time all year,” he said. “I’m eating with my dad, my mom, and I’m trying not to complain during the family dinner. I found it very distressing.”

With in a year catalytic converter theft has grown 293% nationwide according to State Farm.

Jackson Police are investigating.

Allen said that if it happens again, he may have to relocate.

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