|Due to a rising trend of air conditioner thefts, The Joplin Police Department is requesting assistance with the identification and apprehension of thieves stealing air conditioning units. The suspects have been stealing entire air conditioning units, targeting vacant homes or businesses.
We are asking that neighbors be vigilant in paying attention to their surroundings. If you observe someone removing an air conditioning unit from a vacant residence or business please contact the Joplin Police Department. If you observe someone dismantling or working on an air conditioning unit and they do not have a vehicle clearly marked as a HVAC company please contact the Joplin Police Department.
If you have any information leading to the apprehension of suspect(s) currently involved in this type of activity please contact: Detective Chad Comer at (417) 623-3131, Ext. 478.