(Copper thieves strike again)….The target this time, a church.
The First United Methodist Church in El Centro reported the theft. Stolen were the coils from two air conditioning units. It is believed the theft could have occurred last month, when the units were not being used. The air conditioning units are both inoperable. The loss is estimated at around $10,000. Thieves have stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of copper in recent years.