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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Authorities are investigating after five air conditioning units were stolen from Shiloh Holiness Church of God In Christ on Vandalia Road.

Church members said they discovered the missing units Tuesday morning when they opened the church. They believe the units were stolen between midnight and 4 a.m.

Greensboro Police say someone or a pair of thieves took copper from five of the church's air conditioning units.

The chuch's pastor Robert Taylor says the units cost  $3,000 a piece.

"As much as the church does for the community, it's just sad someone would do this," Taylor said.

The church has insurance, but they have very little to spare when it comes to out-of-pocket expenses.

Earlier this year thieves took the battery out of the churches charter bus.

The bus is used for members with special needs, and even summer trips.

"All of that has been put on hold now," Taylor said.

Greensboro Police are investigating two similar cases of copper thefts at churches near Shiloh Holiness.

In the meantime, Taylor purchased box fans to keep members cool. Taylor hopes the A/C Units will be fixed soon.