Copper Thieves Do $360K in Damage to Elementary School

PHOENIX — Copper thieves did $360,000 worth of damage at Moya Elementary School after destroying 30 of the school’s air conditioning units to steal their copper coils.

A security officer contacted police after he spotted the thieves at 1:45 a.m. on July 24, The Arizona Republic reports. The police arrived with K-9 units, but the suspects — who fled on foot — got away.

Students will return to the school in August.

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