Copper thief does $2,000 damage at Habitat for Humanity home | Crime
Someone trying to steal copper from an air conditioning unit at a Habit for Humanity home wound up causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. And they didn’t even get the copper.
According to police, it happened sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 800-block of Monroe.
The crook apparently entered an unlocked privacy fence and dismantled the outside air conditioning unit, damaging the coils and wiring. Several pieces of copper tubing had been cut and were laid to the side. According to the report, it appeared the suspect had been interrupted and left the copper behind.
M.G. Meyring, president of Habitat for Humanity, estimated the damage at $2,000.