Air conditioner ripped from rental property

A local property owner is the latest air conditioner theft victim.

Harriett Gainer says someone stole a brand new $6,500 air conditioning unit from her rental property on Hobson Street in late August. She says they TMre asking neighbors to keep an eye out for one another so someone doesn TMt suffer the same fate.

"We are nosy neighbors and we try to report when things are going on, Gainer said.

Neighborhood Watch President Harold Williams agrees. People pass by they see something, they don TMt say anything, but my thing is get the tag numbers and call the police, said Williams.

Police say air conditioner thefts are down compared to the same time last year.