Here's a reality we all have to live with every single day; people will steal absolutely anything even if it's more than nailed down.

Just last week, a man working for ComEd, came by needing to repair their electric meter on the backside of my house right next to the air conditioner. He was wearing the ComEd logo, it was all over his truck, he had an I.D. badge too, he looked legit. And, he did the work he said he was there to do. I bring that up because if I had seen this warning form the Rockford Police before the day he was here, there's no way I would've let him go into my backyard.

The Rockford Police Department say they have recently received several reports of stolen air conditioning units. In some of the incidents, the suspect has opened the unit and taken the copper coils, causing considerable damage to the unit. In other incidents, the entire A/C unit was taken.

Police have advised us to be aware of people tampering with A/C units and to report any suspicious activity. If that ComEd guy was to show up tomorrow, like I said, I would've wondered if he was the suspect. If anyone every shows up at your door like that, be sure to get plenty of verification that they are who they say they are.

If you have any information on these thefts, please contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.


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