A/C Thefts on the Rise in Overland Park

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- In the last three weeks eight air conditioning units have been stolen from vacant houses that are up for sale.

Thieves are no longer out to just steal the copper wiring, but instead they are getting bolder by using big trucks to haul away whole A/C units.

"Usually you'll see people get into new construction, ripping out the copper out of the walls and other locations, but this is a new twist for you," said Gary Mason, an Overland Park police officer.

Police say statistics show the metal thefts are increasing nationwide because the price of copper has recently soared.



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