Published on May 13th, 2013 | by JD0
Police seek public’s help in busting air conditioner thieves
Source Chicago Tribune
Tinley Park police are requesting the public’s help in catching people suspected of stealing air conditioners around town.
Police in Tinley Park and other suburbs are requesting the public’s help in catching people suspected of stealing air conditioners.
Police think there are at least two men involved in the thefts. The suspects are believed to be driving either a full-size silver or gray Dodge pickup or a black Chevy Suburban with gold trim on the bottom, according to Tinley Park police Chief Steve Neubauer.
The suspects are believed to be stealing air conditioners after dark using portable power tools to cut the cables and tubes attached to the units.
Most of the thefts have occurred in commercial or industrial areas, police said. In one incident, the thieves stole multiple air conditioners from one location near a strip mall.
A police report indicated that “approximately 35 air conditioners have been stolen from the Tinley Park, Oak Forest and Orland Park area overnight” in the past two months, with 20 coming from Tinley Park.
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