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Apartment air units swiped

October 2, 2007

Albany --  Copper thieves struck an Albany apartment complex again Monday night and stole five more air conditioning units.

This brings to eight the number of AC's stolen from Westview Apartments on West Gordon Avenue in the last two weeks.

Apartment managers say the thieves are stealing the copper from the units during the day, while most tenants are at work, now they are going to put more protection around the units.

"We are in the process of getting security cameras for our properties out there, and strapping down our units, and doing the best that we can out there," said Property Office Manager Tena Hernandez Alexander.

It will cost the apartment managers about six thousand dollars to replace the air conditioner units.

Apartment managers are asking their tenants to call Police when they see suspicious activity around the apartments, reminding them that they could have to go up on the rent if the losses continue.

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