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A/C Unit Stolen From Outside Presbyterian Church In Southwest Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Southwest Philadelphia church is now the victim of the heat wave.

The Southwestern Presbyterian Church in the 2500 block of South 70th Street in Philadelphia is minus one air conditioning unit thanks to excessive heat and crime.

Church secretary Carolyn Polsz says her son Kenneth went to turn on the air conditioning Sunday morning when he discovered one of the central air units outside the church had been stolen.

There are usually two units outside, but the one that wasn’t stolen was also disabled during the theft.

Luckily with a few window air conditioning units and fans, they were able to hold church services Sunday morning.

Polsz says the church was burglarized a few years ago when computers were stolen.

Police have no suspects in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Reported By Stasia DeMarco, CBSPhilly

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  • Stephanie Palmer

    I guess if you can’t carry your possessions with you, you shouldn’t bother having them.

    • Ludwig vanTrikt

      What? What kind of idiotic remark is this?
      For the sensible amongst us how can I/we make a donation?

  • HooDatIS?

    the lord will serveswift justice on these sinners

  • The Cryptojournalist

    Guess the best hope is God will inevitably smite these thieves.

    Law enforcement doesn’t have a cap on a/c, copper or any sort of public related theft.

  • grumpy

    Governor, please give us a looter shooter law. Crime will drop dramatically! Nothing else is working.

  • nick

    Apparently these idiots who steal central air conditioning units are unaware that they don’t work without the A coil which is in the ductwork assembly inside the building .

  • c polsz

    we were told the the senior center around the corner from this church had theirs stolen also. the senior center is at 6916 elmwood ave
    these theives are targeting the helpless.

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