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Metal theft suspected at Beaver Township business

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BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Mahoning County, Ohio - Police suspect that whoever stole seven air conditioners from a Beaver Township were interested in more than just keeping cool.

The operator of Mahoning Valley Heating and Air Conditioning on Miley road reported last Tuesday that someone took three reconditioned air conditioning units that were outside the business, then broke into the building and took four brand new units.

Detective Lt. Eric Datillo tells 21 news that the air conditioners are larger units designed for commercial use.

He believes they were taken for the value of copper parts inside.

According to a website operated by Youngstown Iron and Metal, copper is currently selling for $2.55 to $2.75 per pound.

Lt. Datillo says the investigation continues, but there are no suspects.

Earlier this month, police arrested a Beaver Township man accused of stealing truck batteries.

40 batteries were stolen from four business in Beaver Township during a one week span.

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