Thieves In Oklahoma City Stealing Air Conditioners For Copper

Friday, August 4th 2006, 10:38 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City police are seeing an increase in the number thefts of air conditioning units.

And officers say the thieves aren't taking them because of the heat -- but for the copper and metal.

Parts from an air conditioning unit can be sold for $100 or more for scrap metal and the copper wiring.

Among the recent victims is a convalescent center where 12 air conditioning units were stolen in one night recently.