Burglars swipe air conditioning units for valuable copper

Burglars swipe air conditioning units for valuable copper

Burglars swipe air conditioning units for valuable copper

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 11 at 4:11 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- Authorities released a new warning for homeowners on Tuesday as warmer temperatures arrive. Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies said that copper thieves are targeting homes with air conditioning units.

Authorities received several reports of homeowners having their air conditioning units taken out of their windows.

The units contain internal copper components. Investigators said that criminals then sell the copper.

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