Thieves target air conditioning units
SALISBURY — Police say air conditioning units are hot ticket items for thieves right now.
“They are taking them to salvage yards to sell the copper,” Salisbury Police Capt. Melonie Thompson said. “It’s a problem we’ve been looking into the past few months.”
Thompson said the latest incident occurred Thursday when a unit, valued at $3,200, was stolen from at residence rented by William Ludwick at 809 Sunset Drive.
Rowan County Sherriff’s Lt. Terry Agner said the theft of the units comes in spurts.
“It’s on and off,” he said.
Agner said Archie Bert Crocker reported a heating and air conditioning unit stolen from his rental property at 250 Vista Drive on Wednesday.
The unit is valued at $3,500.