JPD: Thief destroys AC unit for small amount of copper - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

JPD: Thief destroys AC unit for small amount of copper

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police say someone damaged an air conditioner valued at $3,000 just to steal $100 worth of copper.

The victim told police the theft occurred sometime within the past week at a vacant home in the 500-block of West Strawn.

According to the incident report, the culprit took apart a $3,000 Weather King AC unit and removed the copper piping, coil and electrical wiring.

Due to the extensive damage, the air conditioning unit will have to be replaced.

There are no known suspects.

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