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Posted on: March 2, 2012

[ARCHIVED] A/C Unit Vandalism/Thefts Occurring Across Frederick

The Frederick Police Department is investigating a series of thefts of copper and other metals from commercial HVAC units throughout the city.

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Business owners and property managers are encouraged to check their exterior HVAC equipment for damage and missing components, to include those located on rooftops. Unknown suspect(s) are accessing these units at the rear of businesses or on rooftops of commercial strip buildings and removing copper and other metals from within, causing significant amounts of damage in the process.

Business owners and employees should be aware that the suspect(s), if encountered, may purport to be "working on the A/C." Please contact the Frederick Police Department to investigate any suspicious persons. If possible and safe, please document any vehicle identifiers for responding officers.

The Department is currently investigating these incidents, following up on several leads and developing suspect information. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

FPD Non-emergency: (301) 600-2102
Officer Preparing Release: CPL Corbett #384 (301) 600-6235

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