KITCHENER -- Waterloo regional police have charged three people in relation to the theft of catalytic converters in the area.

On April 29, police said they performed two search warrants: one at a home in the area of Longwood Drive in Waterloo and another at a business near Webster Road in Kitchener. Officials said they recovered around $50,000 in stolen property, including some catalytic converters.

A 31-year-old Kitchener man, a 56-year-old Kitchener woman and a 28-year-old Waterloo woman are facing multiple charges, including break and enter, possession of stolen property and theft over $5,000.

Anyone with information on other catalytic converter thefts is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.